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SeatGeek Hires Former Tumblr and New York Times Exec Brian Murphy as CTO

Mobile ticketing platform SeatGeek announced the hiring of Brian Murphy as Chief Technology Officer. He will lead the company's domestic and international engineering teams, and oversee the development of product and technology across its primary ticketing partners, from the Dallas Cowboys and Manchester City Football Club to London's L.W. Theatres.

Murphy joins SeatGeek from Tumblr, where he led multiple engineering teams as CTO. Before that, he was vp of engineering at the New York Times, and senior director of technology at Condé Nast.  

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“Brian is an incredible leader and team-builder who has overseen engineering teams for some remarkable companies,” said Jack Groetzinger, CEO and co-founder of SeatGeek. “He is a perfect fit for this role at SeatGeek and embodies the values we hold — he loves building great products, is humble yet aggressive in how he approaches opportunities, and is focused on creating experiences live event fans will love.”

Adds Murphy, “I’m very excited to join SeatGeek and to continue to build on the great work the team has done. SeatGeek has created a product and brand that live event fans know and love. The company has done so much in the past ten years, and I’m thrilled to be part of the journey as they scale to new and bigger audiences across the world. I can’t wait to be part of a team that is committed to disrupting the ticketing industry with technology.” 

This hiring comes in the midst of an expansion for SeatGeek, which just hired Danielle du Toit as its first-ever president of SeatGeek Enterprise. Murphy will work out of the company's New York office.