No-fee ticket marketplace TickPick has hired ticketing and sports management veteran Tim Miller as head of strategic partnerships and planning to spearhead TickPick’s growth and expansion nationally and internationally. He marks TickPick’s most senior-level hire in the company’s history.
Miller joins TickPick after serving as vp of sales and service at Qcue where he worked with major U.S. sports leagues and entertainment companies including the National Football League, Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League and Feld Entertainment. He’ll also look deeper into TickPick’s consumer and partner data and oversee market share growth.
At Qcue, Miller developed partnerships for the company’s dynamic pricing software for sports and entertainment tickets, working with various U.S. sports leagues, ticketing companies, as well as ticketing systems and resale exchanges globally. He managed the firm’s work with the largest brokers in North America in offering Qcue’s secondary market “Resale Pricing Tool” to bring more efficiency to ticketing.
Miller’s hiring comes on the heels of two recent announcements from TickPick. The company just announced a partnership with legendary wrestler Ric Flair and in late July acquired Rukkus, a ticket aggregator that had conducted an assignment for the benefit of creditors. TickPick also purchased secondary marketplace Razorgator in May.
“I’m thrilled to join TickPick on its journey to becoming the leading ticket marketplace,” said Miller in a statement to Billboard. “The company has the ideal blend of intelligent and highly-capable executive management and forward-thinking technology. My multi-faceted role will include leveraging my expertise in pricing dynamics, a trend that will likely spread throughout the industry and greatly impact ticketing firms. I’ll also call upon my sports and entertainment industry contacts to establish partnerships that will help us prepare for and capitalize on the coming industry changes. I’m excited to move the company into its planned international expansion as well, which will expose a global audience to TickPick’s attractive no-fee consumer model.”
Prior to Qcue, Miller was CEO for Athlete Management Australia and has held various marketing and sales roles for firms in London and Australia that include Capstone Hospitality, Green Room Sports, Wasserman Media Group and SFX Sports Group.
“Within sports and entertainment ticketing, the writing’s on the wall in terms of the rise of dynamic pricing and inventory management,” said Brett Goldberg, co-founder and co-CEO of TickPick in a statement. “The industry and ticketing inventory is changing, and we need to keep evolving in order to stay ahead. We’ve brought Tim into this senior and central role because he’ll guide us on where the market is going over the next several years.”
This article was updated on Aug. 6, 2019 to correct details about the company’s purchase of Rukkus.