Eugene is an entrepreneur who has been a visionary in bringing Internet-based technology solutions to arts and cultural organizations since the early days of the consumer web. Eugene’s first technology company in 1995 was the groundbreaking national arts listing site Culturefinder.com, funded by AOL Ventures and Comcast. He has also worked in arts management, serving as the Executive Director of the American Symphony Orchestra and Concordia Orchestras, and prior to that, he worked in management positions at American Express. Eugene then became a co-founder and the CEO of Patron Technology. He is also the co-chairman of LaunchU, an alumni-lead program he initiated for entrepreneurship at Oberlin College as a member of the President’s Advisory Board.
Eugene is a co-author of Breaking the Fifth Wall: Rethinking Arts Marketing for the 21st Century which describes how CRM would change the way arts organizations build relationships with ticket buyer and donors. He also wrote three books on e-marketing: Wired for Culture: How Email is Revolutionizing Arts Marketing, Sign-Up for Culture: The Arts Marketer’s Guide to Building an Effective Email List, and Web Sites for Culture: Essential Principles for Great Arts Web Sites.
Gene is a professionally trained cellist with a lifelong affinity for music.
President & COO, ShowClix
Brian is a recognized leader in the ticketing industry. Throughout his career he has managed Sales, Client Support, and Marketing teams and has a track record of leading businesses to success. Brian’s ticketing career began with BASS Tickets in 1996, where he provided client support to professional sports teams including the San Francisco Giants, Oakland A’s, and Oakland Raiders. In 2000, he moved to online ticketing pioneer, TicketWeb, where he managed the Client Services and Customer Support teams. Prior to joining ShowClix as their COO in 2015, Brian was SVP of Sales for Ticketfly for five years, where he led a 20+ person sales team to unprecedented growth in the music ticketing industry.
Today, Brian is President of ShowClix and CRO of Patron Technology. Brian is responsible for leading the development and execution of ShowClix’s strategy and is responsible for the overall operation of the company. For Patron Technology, his focus is on growing the business as one of the leading event technology businesses in each of Patron Technology’s defined verticals.
He grew up in California, but is a lifelong fan of all things Pittsburgh sports.
Leveraging his diverse financial background, Anupam is an experienced and accomplished financial executive in the technology and media space focused on driving long term growth and value. Prior to joining Patron Technology, he was the CFO of S2BN, a leading producer of live entertainment, where he led all matters relating to finance. Before S2BN, he was the VP of Finance and Strategy at Penton, a B2B media company, where he helped lead finance, M&A, and the process which ultimately led to a successful, nearly $2 billion exit for the company. Previously, he spent 10 years in the investment banking industry.
A passionate devotee of all things marketing, Anupam is an Adjunct Professor of Marketing at New York University. Additionally, as a multi-instrumentalist and licensed soccer coach, Anupam is involved in local theater and youth athletics in his hometown of West Orange, NJ.
Anupam once won an honorable mention in the Billboard Songwriting Contest for his original blues composition and performance.