Joe Choti, with over 20 years of industry experience, provides both strategic direction and executive leadership at the company with a vision to deliver value and experiences more quickly and reliably in the live entertainment space. Joe joined Tickets.com in October of 2010 as Chief Technology Officer. Prior to Tickets.com Joe held the Chief Technology Officer title for MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM). Joe joined MLBAM from Screaming Media, Inc. where he served as CTO. He has held the CTO title and senior project management positions for several major information service and development companies. Joe holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Wesleyan University.
Cristine Hurley joined Tickets.com in May 2013 as Chief Financial Officer & EVP of Business Operations and oversees all aspects of the Tickets.com financial strategy and management. Prior to Tickets.com, Cris was a Partner at Pro Forma Advisors, where she consulted on financial feasibility and economic impact studies relating to sports. Additional previous positions include the role of Vice President, Team Finance for the National Basketball Association and the Chief Financial Officer for the Los Angeles Dodgers Major League Baseball franchise. Cris is a Certified Public Accountant, has a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University and completed the Executive Program at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.
Derek Argobright assumed the role of Chief Technology Officer in 2014 overseeing all product and infrastructure offerings with a particular focus on digital and mobile ticketing experiences. Derek previously served as Senior Vice President of Engineering for Tickets.com, overseeing all product development. Derek’s prior responsibilities at Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM) focused on bolstering the statistics and reporting offerings as well as the launch of MiLB.com and the minor league club websites. Derek graduated from New York University.
Curt Clausen joined Tickets.com in May 2014 as General Counsel. In this role, Curt is responsible for strategic and tactical legal initiatives and managing all corporate legal affairs. Prior to joining Tickets.com, Curt was an associate at the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP where he practiced in the firm’s Antitrust Department. Curt received his law and undergraduate degrees from Duke University, holds an MPA from North Carolina State, and is a three-time Olympian.
Derek Palmer joined Tickets.com in 2005 as the Vice President of Operations and currently oversees the company’s international development and strategy. As a 17-year ticketing veteran, Derek was involved in the consolidation of the various ticketing organizations prior to the acquisition by MLB Advanced Media. Derek was instrumental in the deployment efforts of both the ProVenueElite® and ProVenue® ticketing systems. Over the course of his tenure with Tickets.com, Derek has experienced nearly every facet of the company’s operations, including client support, training and installations, technical service, consumer services, professional services and strategic operations. Derek earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from George Mason University.