Online Ticket Service SeatGeek Adds New CTO

SeatGeek, an online ticket service serving music and sports fans, has added a new Chief Technology Officer to its staff, the service has announced.

Brian Murphy, a former Tumblr executive, has joined the startup to oversee the development and enhancement of its product and tech across all platforms. He will be working form SeatGeek’s NYC headquarters. He will also lead SeatGeek’s engineering teams both in the US and abroad.

“Brian is an incredible leader and team-builder who has overseen engineering teams for some remarkable companies,” said SeatGeek’s CEO and Co-Founder Jack Groetzinger, in a statement. “He is a perfect fit for this role at SeatGeek and embodies the values we hold – he loves building great products, is humble yet aggressive in how he approaches opportunities, and is focused on creating experiences live event fans will love.”

In addition to being CTO and engineering leader at Tumblr, Murphy was also VP of Engineering at The New York Times, and was Senior Director of Technology at Conde Nast.

SeatGeek was founded in 2009, and counts among others, StageOne Capital, Accel Partners, NYC Seed, NFL quarterbacks Eli and Peyton Manning and hip-hop artist Nas as investors. It’s last funding round in April 2017, raised $57 million.


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