Ticketmaster Opens Seattle Software Development Office - eCommerce Veterans Etezadi and Koepf to Lead Expanding Development Team -
SEATTLE, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ticketmaster, a Live Nation Entertainment company (NYSE: LYV), announced today the opening of their Seattle office in the Pioneer Square area, the newest software development center in Ticketmaster's portfolio. The Pioneer Square office will work on technology that will change the way fans buy tickets to live events while bringing to life the next generation, service-oriented software stack -- from the ground up. Ticketmaster was recently named to Fast Company's Top 10 Music companies, and is the fourth largest eCommerce platform in the world with 27 million monthly users.
Lead by the accomplished tech veteran duo of Cameron Etezadi, a Seattle native formerly of Amazon and Microsoft, and Werner Koepf, formerly of Amazon and Expedia, Ticketmaster is looking to create a Seattle-based team and is currently hiring Java developers, experienced software testers, and hands-on development managers.
"We have the most challenging eCommerce environment on the planet and our Seattle team will be instrumental in bringing to life our mission of fundamentally changing the way fans will purchase tickets in the future," said Cameron Etezadi, senior vice president, Ticketmaster. "This is a rare and exciting opportunity as our Seattle office will be much like a start-up, developing software with a green-field approach while tapping into an unparalleled industry knowledge base. All this and we get to live our passion in working in the live entertainment industry."
"Ticketmaster is moving to Seattle, like many other California high tech companies, to tap into the excellent local talent pool and we currently have positions for software development engineers, software development engineers in test, software product managers and development managers for qualified people who are passionate about re-engineering the best known platform in entertainment and our industry," said Werner Koepf, vice president of engineering, Ticketmaster.
With operations spanning 19 countries, Ticketmaster is the world leader in event ticketing and ranks among the top five eCommerce sites globally. Ticketmaster is a division of Live Nation Entertainment. Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world's top five ecommerce sites, with almost 27 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 artists globally. Front Line is the world's top artist management company, representing over 250 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling nearly 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.