COSTA MESA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/14/13 -- Tickets.com, provider of a brand-new Ticket Exploration Engine, www.tickets.com, and supplier of the ProVenue® suite of private label ticketing products to over 1,000 teams and venues around the world, announced this week the addition of Cristine Hurley in the role of Chief Financial Officer. She will immediately take on responsibility for all aspects of Tickets.com's financial strategy and management.
"Cristine has the perfect professional pedigree for our company," explains John Walker, President and CEO of Tickets.com. "Her experience in the sports and entertainment industry will help us immediately. She's extremely talented and will be a strategic partner within all areas of our business, as well as a rock-solid resource for our clients. We're very excited she's chosen to join Tickets.com."
Hurley's CV includes the role of Vice President, Team Finance for the National Basketball Association, where she was a primary league office liaison with all NBA, WNBA and D-League teams. Prior to the NBA, she was the Chief Financial Officer for the Los Angeles Dodgers Major League Baseball franchise. Most recently Hurley was a Partner at Pro Forma Advisors, where she consulted on financial feasibility and economic /fiscal impact studies, primarily relating to sports.
"Tickets.com is one company with two businesses -- one is a consumer destination and event ticket aggregation website, and the other is a ticketing software company," continued Walker. "Both businesses are embarking on new chapters in our company's history. It's an ideal time to add someone with a fresh perspective to our executive management team."
Hurley is a Certified Public Accountant, holds a bachelor's degree from Northeastern University and completed the Executive Program at UCLA's Anderson School of Management. She comments: "This is a complex business in a challenging industry, and I'm extremely energized to be a part of such a dynamic company like Tickets.com."
About Tickets.com, Inc.
Tickets.com is a leading provider of fully integrated event ticketing technologies, solutions, and services for thousands of top arts, entertainment, and sporting events worldwide. Delivering the latest in ticketing technology, Tickets.com offers the advanced ProVenue® ticketing platform, which serves as the core of a comprehensive web-based suite of integrated features, products, and services that help clients enhance ticket sales, marketing efforts, and overall customer experience. The direct-to-consumer website www.tickets.com allows consumers a one-stop location to purchase tickets to any event, anywhere. A wholly owned subsidiary of MLB Advanced Media, LP since 2005, Tickets.com is headquartered in Costa Mesa, CA, and has regional offices across the U.S. and around the world.
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