our team

Everyday at TicketIQ, we put our collective event-ticketing experience and brain powers together to make sure you get the best deals from trusted sources.

Allow us to introduce ourselves.

business and finance

Jesse Lawrence

I founded TicketIQ six years ago and am grateful to have such an amazing team that shares the vision of real market transparency in ticketing. I saw Boone walk off with the pennant in '03 in the House that Ruth built.

Team: New York Yankees
Band: My youngest daughter
Snack: Tequila

Connie Thorp
VP of Finance & Admin

As VP of Finance and Admin, I lead the charge with financial planning, analysis and reporting while managing our human capital. In my spare time, I work with non-profit organizations to raise much needed funding and awareness.

Team: TicketIQ Team, of course!
Band: Mumford & Sons
Snack: Blue Moon

Drew Stanton
Vice President of Sales

I head the sales department at TicketIQ with the goal of establishing strategic partnerships with venues, teams, and platforms. I am also the backup quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals. Only one of the previous statements is true.

Team: Boston Red Sox
Band: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Snack: Bud Light

Jared Cooper
Director of Biz Dev & Client Partnerships

I handle client partnerships at TicketIQ and make sure we deliver and exceed expectations for our sports team and music festival partners. I yell at the TV when coaches botch clock management and think NBA refs should call traveling again.

Team: Michigan Wolverines
Band: Foreigner (not really, but kinda)
Snack: Shake Shack at Citi Field

Eric Dirvin
Account Executive

I keep track and help optimize campaigns that we run for our sports team and music festival partners. I like to be active whether it’s draining threes on the court or swimming laps at the pool to stay in shape.

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Band: AC/DC
Snack: $1 Hot Dogs @ Great American Ballpark

growth & customer experience

Greg Cohen
VP of Growth

My name is Greg. Being one of the shortest people at TicketIQ, I wonder if my VP of Growth title was earned or is just a twisted joke.

Team: New York Yankees
Band: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Snack: Sam Adams

Chris Matcovich
VP of Data

I manage and distribute TicketIQ's ticket data internally, as well as, externally to news organizations.  In my spare time I am a season ticket holder for the Mets, Jets, NYCFC, and Westchester Knicks.

Team: New York Mets
Band: Foo Fighters, Kenny Chesney, & Billy Joel
Snack: Pat LaFrieda Steak Sandwich

Matthew Carroll
Director of Growth

I direct Growth here at TicketIQ. Strategizing acquisition, retention and lifecycle optimization of our wonderful users! Hobbies include: Playing hockey, bashing on a drum set, watching movies and annoying my co workers on Slack.

Team: New York Rangers
Band: Jimmy Eat World
Snack: Rangers Playoff disappointment

Ralph Garcia
Director of Social Media & Publisher Relations

I consider myself one of TicketIQ’s OG’s, coming up on 5 years with the team. I handle relations within our publisher network and dance the dance that is social media. In my spare time I like mowing the lawn, talking wrestling, assembling furniture and other “Dad Things”.

Team: New York Knicks
Band: Minus the Bear
Snack: Foot-Long Hot Dogs

Nick Kavanagh
Director of Marketing

I run the digital marketing for both the company and our sports team and music festival partners. I like to photoshop dogs into famous works of art in my spare time.

Team: As a native Idahoan (a state with no professional sports teams), I’m a fair-weather fan of every team.
Band: The Glitch Mob
Snack: Philly Cheesesteaks

Erin O'Connor
Lead Brand Marketing Coordinator

Social Media/Marketing expert, resident meme historian. Not a day goes by that I don't quote Steve Martin.

Team: US Women's National Soccer Team
Band: Black Sabbath
Snack: Pretzels with several kinds of dipping options. I don't play around.

Anthony Cramond
Director of Inventory and Customer Service

I manage all of the inventory that you see on TicketIQ and all of our vendor relationships. In my spare time I attempt to play golf and watch whatever sporting event is on TV. Oh and Game of Thrones too.... Of course #WinterisComing

Team: Green Bay Packers
Band: The Who
Snack: Cheese Curds from Lambeau Field

Cory Hellwig
Customer Service Representative

I oversee the phone and gmail account for incoming orders, and I answer any questions customers might have about event or their orders.

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Band: Dance Gavin Dance
Snack: Pretzels


Tim Dolan
Editorial Content Strategist

I create and co-manage all editorial content and data output on the sports side of the company. When I’m not watching Grease on VHS in acid wash jeans, I like playing guitar and writing music. Pictured above: A bearded Brad Pitt takes in the Yankees game, circa May 2016.

Team: New York Mets
Band: Descendents
Snack: Mex Burger from Keith's Grill @ Citi Field

Emma Gaedeke
Manager of Business Development

As a member of the editorial team, I handle music content strategy and bizdev for TicketIQ. I'm also a firm believer that everything in life would be better if it included Tom Hanks.

Team: UConn Basketball
Band: The Black Keys
Snack: Brooklyn Lager


Ofer Digly

As CTO of TicketIQ, I'm in charge of the Technology of TicketIQ. I ensure that product versions and all data-systems are functioning well and make technological decisions

Team: Maccabi Tel Aviv
Band: Too many of those, but Rush is top of the list
Snack: Potato chips

Rohan Bhobe
Head of Engineering

As Head of Engineering, I lead and manage the team and wrangle our code to bring new features and products to life. In my free time I like to play guitar, see Broadway shows, play with my pets and eat chicken over rice.

Team: Marvel Avengers
Band: Type O Negative
Snack: Raw Vegetables (NOT)

Sarath Manuel
Head of Product

As Head of Product, I lead the effort in defining new features and seeing them to completion across multiple platforms. Outside of work, I play in a band, race cars, watch movies, drink craft beers, and go to lots of shows!

Team: OGreen Bay Packers
Band:The White Stripes
Snack: Philly Cheese Steak

David Cohen
Senior Developer

As a Senior Developer at TicketIQ, I handle the Mobile APP and Social networks. I spend my free time with my kids and going to the gym and the beach.

Team: none :) but Athletics competitions and Olympics games i never miss
Band: Lost Frequencies, tiesto dj, The Weeknd, and Pink Floyd
Snack: Ice cream and bread that I make

Roland Li
Full Stack Developer

Roland is a Full Stack Web Developer here at TicketIQ. When he's not building features for the site, he's browsing record stores, gawking at amps he can't afford or playing Super Street FIghter 2 Turbo.

Team: Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio
Band: Perturbator
Snack: Balut

Kenneth Lin

I handle bug-squashing and the QA of upcoming features in order to ensure that our users have the best possible experience using TicketIQ products. In my free time I like to nerd out on competitive video games and closely follow the growing e-sports scene in North America.

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Band: The Black Keys
Snack: Cheese Fries

Molly Kraus
UI-UX Magician

What you're currently looking at is what I built for TicketIQ. Ain't it amazin'?

Team: N/A
Band: TBD
Snack: Hungry, much?

Danielle Nourok
UI-JS "Cruncher"

You no rock? I, Nourok. Haaa~~~ :p

Team: NA
Band: I mean, whatever.
Snack: Super Dried "Crunchy" Carrots

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