Chief Executive Officer
Marc Jenkins is a seasoned executive in the sports and entertainment industry. Prior to joining Patron Technology, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Learfield Communications, Inc. In that role, Jenkins was responsible for the Marketing Solutions, Brand Solutions, and Venue Solutions business units. These units include Paciolan, SIDEARM Sports, Mogo Interactive, Learfield Licensing Partners, SME, ANC, GoVision, IMG-Learfield Ticket Solutions, and Learfield Levy Foodservice.
Prior to joining Learfield, Jenkins was Vice President, Digital Media for the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR). In that role, he led the efforts of NASCAR across the entire digital media spectrum. Prior to leading the Digital Media group, Jenkins led the Global Media Rights Strategy and Development group responsible for the strategy, development, structuring, and negotiation of media rights relationships for NASCAR.
Prior to his time at NASCAR, Jenkins served as general counsel of the Chicago White Sox, where he played a major role in the structuring of the stadium naming rights deal with U.S. Cellular, the formation of Comcast SportsNet Chicago (now NBC Sports Chicago), the negotiation of the MLB Advanced Media rights agreement, and the extension of the MLB agency agreement.
Before entering the sports industry, Jenkins worked in corporate finance with Morgan Stanley’s Fixed Income division, specializing in currency derivatives. He started his career at the corporate law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore, in New York, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and complex financial transactions.
Competitive walker, competing in over 40 fastwalk races a year including placing 3rd in last year's Farm Norm's Ninety fastwalk in Philadelphia, PA.
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.
Chief Revenue Officer
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.
Chief Financial Officer
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.
Chief Strategy Officer
Betsy Grider is an executive who thrives at the intersection of strategy and technology in the sports and entertainment industry. As she joins Patron Technology, she will focus on strategic planning, corporate development and opportunities to grow a premiere live event enterprise technology platform.
Prior to joining Patron Technology, she built, launched, and led NASCAR’s Technology Development and Integration division. During her tenure at NASCAR, she led projects to bring Vision AI into Pit Road Officiating, launched Twitter’s first sports partnership, and played an integral role in building the NASCAR Digital Media business. In 2017, her team built and launched a Race Management platform with Microsoft, a Credentialing Platform with Allegiant Airlines and Lixar, and partnered with The Weather Company and IBM to build Weather Track.
Prior to launching Technology Development, Betsy’s Strategic Development team served as the internal “launch squad” to structure and seed strategic platforms including the NASCAR Industry Action Plan.
Betsy's sports career began at Duke University where she served as the Sports Photography Editor for The Chronicle. She then managed Advertising for the Chicago White Sox prior to joining NASCAR.
Betsy is a frequent keynote speaker on Sports Innovation, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Strategic Alliances, and Women in Sports and Technology.
Drove NASA's unwreckable moon rover off a cliff. Did not wreck.
Chief Technology Officer
As the CTO of ShowClix, Nate leads a team of talented software engineers with a history of delivering industry firsts. Nate, an original architect of the platform, now focuses most of his efforts on product strategy, system architecture, and team development. Nate's career prior to ShowClix included NIST, the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, and a handful of startups spanning medicine, marketing, and social gaming.
Nate is very active in the tech community outside of ShowClix. His data analysis and visualizations have been featured in the Washington Post and NPR. He is the founder of First Bytes Society, an organization that introduces tweens in low-income communities to programming. He is also the author of several popular open source libraries. His projects have garnered over a million installs.
Nate ran his first marathon two days after turning 14.
Senior Vice President of Engineering
David has played a key role with Patron Technology since its founding in 2001, leading a team of dedicated developers in the creation of PatronMail and PatronManager. An early adopter of cloud computing, Dave has leveraged the flexibility and scalability of the cloud to quickly turn concept into production applications ready for mass distribution.
Dave graduated with distinction from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a BS in Computer Science, after which he founded and became CTO of Powerdime.com. As part of the team at Nine Summer, a software development and consulting firm based in Connecticut, he‘s had strategic involvement in many projects including Crisply.com, TrivialPursuit.com, The History Channel, Readers Digest, Rave Wireless, and Comtex News Network. He holds numerous patents for his work on accessibility features built into Microsoft Windows.
Dave is a seltzer-holic and has limitless carbonated water available at home via a carbonation rig he built in his basement.
Director of Human Resources
As one of the earliest employees of ShowClix, Lauren has played an instrumental role in the growth and development of the company while serving in multiple capacities, including operations, finance, and accounting. Today, Lauren leads ShowClix Human Resources in talent management, total rewards, and HR operations. In a broader capacity she developed employee acknowledgement programs, oversees compliance initiatives, accurate updates, and employee training.
Lauren is responsible for nurturing the company’s unique culture and work environment; she also develops and initiates employee engagement efforts across the organization. Outside of the office, Lauren is an art and design enthusiast who loves to draw and paint and wine festival aficionado. She has a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and holds her Master of Business Administration from the same university.
Lauren once gave a product testimonial in a nationally broadcasted commercial and then shortly after retired from her acting career.