Amazon Executive Joins Ticketfly as COO to Help Scale Business


May. 07, 2014

Steve Oliver Ticketfly COO

Ticketfly is on track to power ticketing and digital marketing for over 120,000 events in 2014, building off the great momentum outlined in our 2013 infographic, and covered by publications like the San Francisco Business Times and Fast Company.

As we continue to grow, we have been bringing on new partners like the Pitchfork Music FestivalBurning Man, and New York City’s Forest Hills Stadium. In order to help us continue to scale our business and apply the best practices in e-commerce and digital marketing, we are very excited to bring on Steve Oliver as Chief Operating Officer, as reported Monday in and Reuters.

As COO, Steve is responsible for leading the day-to-day business operations at Ticketfly, as well as helping to drive the company’s long-term strategy. He spent 9 years at Amazon in a variety of functional leadership and GM roles, most recently as the Country Manager for Amazon Canada, where he led the business across all product lines.

Steve is passionate about leading high-performing teams to deliver innovation on behalf of customers, and is excited to use his expertise in e-commerce strategy and operations to bring people together at live events. Steve received his MBA from Stanford and a BSBA from Ohio State. His most memorable live event experience was his first Dave Matthews concert, a three-hour set through a summer sunset.

Steve joins a roster of ticketing industry veterans and technologists at Ticketfly, led by CEO Andrew Dreskin, who co-founded TicketWeb and was part of the team to first sell event tickets online in 1995 at the same time Amazon was pioneering online shopping.

“Steve is joining Ticketfly at the perfect time to help an ever-expanding list of event promoters grow their businesses and improve the live event experience for fans.” – Andrew Dreskin, CEO, Ticketfly

Steve is the latest ecommerce and technology executive to join Ticketfly in the last year to drive innovation and scale operations. Kristina Wallender, VP of Marketing and another Amazon alum, has deep experience in data analytics and digital marketing. Spencer Greene, VP of Product and Engineering, has over 30 patents to his name, many of which he filed at Juniper Networks where he drove product development and strategy. Craig Taylor, VP of Technology, brings deep problem-solving skills honed most recently at Yahoo, some of which he also uses on weekends while volunteering for the Bay Area Mountain Rescue Unit.

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