Vivid Seats Announces Jon Wagner as New Chief Technology Officer

Company bolsters executive leadership with 25-year technology veteran

CHICAGO, Dec. 17, 2018 – Vivid Seats, the largest independent ticket marketplace in North America, today announced it has appointed Jon Wagner as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

Wagner will fuel Vivid Seats' continued growth by scaling best-in-breed technology, creating an industry-leading experience for fans looking to attend the live events they love.

“As Vivid Seats continues to serve more fans each year, we need to continue elevating our technology to even greater heights,” said Stan Chia, Vivid Seats’ Chief Executive Officer (CEO). “Jon’s vision, track record for solving real-world problems and deep understanding of decision engineering will ultimately mean a better experience for Vivid Seats customers.”

Wagner, a Philadelphia native, has spent the last 25 years in the technology sector, including a stint as the COO of Zoomer, a B2B food delivery company. He's also served as Chief Architect and SVP at EMoney Advisor and CTO of Gladstone Analytics. No stranger to the e-commerce space, Wagner served as VP of Software Engineering at VerticalNet, a B2B supply management solutions company.

“I’ve spent my entire career constructing teams, processes and technologies that solve problems and grow businesses,” said Wagner. “Vivid Seats is already an innovator in the e-commerce space and there’s a tremendously talented team in place. I’m excited to transform Vivid Seats’ technology from something that supports a great product to an asset in and of itself—to further accelerate the company’s meteoric rise.”

About Vivid Seats

Vivid Seats is the largest independent marketplace for tickets to live sports, concert and theater events, and the industry's leading provider of technology platforms and service solutions. Founded in 2001, the Chicago-based company offers industry-leading affordability across one of the widest selections of premium tickets and event packages. Vivid Seats supports all confirmed orders with a 100% Buyer Guarantee and a dedicated customer service team to ensure the safest and most convenient purchase experience. Vivid Seats has been selected by leaders in the live event industry, such as ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Notre Dame, Chicago Bears and the Duke Blue Devils, to be their official and preferred partner to deliver the best possible experience for their fans and event goers. Fans who want to sit closer and see more of their favorite live events can order directly on or by phone at 866-848-8499.

Media Contact:

Stephen Spiewak, Vivid Seats -- (312) 291-9966 ext. 259

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