Ticketbud was founded in 2009 as a side project to help a local charity collect proceeds for a fundraiser. From there, an idea and a passion was born that anyone, anywhere in the world wanting to organize an event should have the tools to do so at a cost they could easily afford. We continue to promote this idea every day by building technology that allows people to gather and collectively share their passions and interests.
We believe events and, most importantly, the people behind events, play a vital role in making the world a smarter, happier, healthier and better place. Events bring people together to create memories, improve lives and build communities and we want everyone to have the opportunity to organize and be a part of those experiences.
Our mission is to empower passionate individuals and groups, regardless of their resources and budget, to make a difference through the shared experiences and collective power of events. From a small, local fundraiser to a large-scale gala, our goal is to provide a platform for anybody, anywhere to foster activism and generate proceeds for their cause.
Behind the Curtain
John Hogg is the Board Chairperson and Interim CEO. As a physician, business owner, and former CPA, John has started and nurtured various business ventures thoughout his career. As a member of the Ticketbud Management Committee, he has overseen the growth of the company from a start up company to a global revenue generating enterprise.
Brandon Harris is a Big Ten graduate from the University of Wisconsin. He enjoys solving problems and pondering the bigger picture. While adept at technical aspects of problem solving, he enjoys the creative side of web development as well. A music festival junkie, when in his natural habitat you might find him enjoying a good IPA.
Jack Meredith spearheads all customer communication and you've more than likely talked to him if your event has gone through Ticketbud. Outside of improving the user experience and exploring new markets, you might run into him at one of the many festivals or shows he attends. He studied Digital Media Management and Finance at St. Edward's University.
Ben Schwartz is a proud graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with a BS in Radio-Television-Film. His many roles as Marketing Manager include multimedia content creation and management of all of Ticketbud’s social media channels. Outside of working to spread the Ticketbud love, Ben is a movie-loving, soccer-playing, Austinite with a record bowling score of 250.
Hayden Goldman is a recent graduate from St. Edward's University, Hayden is particularly shy about writing his own bio. All we can say is that he is mysterious, and we think he has a good taste in music. That's subjective too.
Krystal Flores received her B.B.A. in Marketing at the University of Texas at San Antonio. When she is not in the office writing blogs or spreading the word on social media, you can most likely find her relaxing and enjoying a glass of wine.