Michael Garvie is currently the Senior Vice President of Event Investment for Ticket Galaxy, the largest secondary-market ticket distribution company in the United States. During his eleven-year tenure with Ticket Galaxy, the company has grown dramatically as a leader in the industry, exceeding $215MM in ticket sales in 2017. Ticket Galaxy has established premier partnerships with teams in the NHL, NBA, MLS, NFL, MLB and college athletics due to Michael’s role within the company. In addition to these partnerships, Ticket Galaxy is at the forefront of developing strategic partnerships with venues, artists and promoters within the music industry. With a client-first attitude and customer-focused mentality, Michael has aided Ticket Galaxy’s developments with his progressive thinking and commitment to advancing the industry.
Michael is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree from the University of Connecticut in Sports Administration. Michael currently resides in Connecticut with his wife Tracy and three children, Noah, 8, T.J., 6, and Talia, 3.
The Rapidly Changing Secondary Market: Integration and Consolidation
With the changes in the secondary market, the ticketing industry continues to stand as one of the most actively changing segments of the entire sports business. Brokers are working more closely with teams to create efficiencies and a more streamlined process. During this session, you’ll hear panelists discuss how they’re working with partners to integrate systems, share data, control prices and ultimately improve the bottom line while enhancing the fan experience.