CALABASAS, Calif., April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- TicketManager, the leading provider of ticket and invitation management applications for companies of all sizes, today announced that CEO and Co-Founder Tony Knopp has been selected for the 2016 QuantumShift program, a weeklong entrepreneurial development program that recognizes highly successful entrepreneurs and executives of high-growth private companies in the U.S. Knopp and fellow participants were selected after a rigorous nomination and application process overseen by KPMG LLP and the University Of Michigan's Ross School of Business. The program, to be held at the University of Michigan, will kick off in May 2016.
"It is a terrific and humbling honor to be recognized alongside such accomplished business executives by KPMG and the Ross School of Business," said Knopp. " I'm excited to join theses business leaders to learn from their experiences and visions for what next. My family has deep Michigan roots--my mom is an alum and my grandfather worked at Chrysler so I can't wait to get back there and push the business limits"
TicketManager is an enterprise SaaS (software-as-a-service) available on any connected device enabling companies to manage their sports, entertainment and special events tickets and measure the impact these programs have on their business. Trusted by thousands of globally recognized companies and exclusive partner of over 60 professional teams, TicketManager provides real-time corporate ticket and event management with comprehensive reports measuring ticket inventory, top users, most invited companies, ticket utilization and other metrics driving optimization and results.
QuantumShift is a collaborative project between KPMG LLP – the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm – and the University Of Michigan's Ross School of Business. Unlike other recognition-only entrepreneurial development programs, QuantumShift is rooted in sustained learning, networking and collaboration. The program provides an opportunity for participants to learn from a wealth of talented professionals – including distinguished faculty members from Ross School of Business – and offers graduates access to the Fellows Network, an exclusive peer-to-peer network focused on ongoing problem solving, development and mentorship.
About Tony Knopp
Tony Knopp brings more than a decade of experience in the internet, sports and entertainment industries to TicketManager as a co-founder and CEO. A Silicon Valley-born techie, Tony has had the unique experience of working on all sides of the ticketing and technology landscape including B2B and B2C e-commerce. Prior to Spotlight, Tony helped establish and grow the StubHub Corporate Sales and Services department, eventually serving as co-department head. Past industry experience includes partnership development and sales at global entertainment provider AEG. Tony has been cited as an expert in technology, sports, CRM, and compliance by: NBC, CBS, Fox Business, CNBC, Yahoo!, The New York Times, NPR, CRM Magazine, The Sports Business Journal, ESPN the Magazine, ESPN.com, The Los Angeles Times and Reuters among many others. Tony has written pieces for The Sports Business Journal, CRM Magazine, Software & Information Industry Association, The Locker Room and Reuters among others.
Described as "Necessary in Business" by CNBC, TicketManager is where Tickets Mean Business by automating client entertainment for companies of all sizes. TicketManager makes inviting customers to events or outings simple by enabling companies to measure the business impact of sports and entertainment assets and customer invitations while staying compliant.
TicketManager partners with more than 60 professional sports teams and venues and industry leading partners to offer integrated products alongside education.
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