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Power Players: SeatGeek

From left: Russ D'Souza, Jack Groetzinger and Jeff Ianello
Photo: andrew sapienza / seatgeek

Russ D’Souza

Co-Founder

Jack Groetzinger

Co-Founder

Jeff Ianello

Executive Vice President, Client Partnerships

SeatGeek

The New York-based company has been one of the most disruptive brands in sports ticketing over the past couple of years. It has grown quickly from a Kayak-like secondary ticket search engine into also a primary ticketer in deals with teams such as the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints and the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans. D’Souza and Groetzinger co-founded SeatGeek in 2009 after a shared history in tech startups. Sports industry veteran Ianello, who came on board in 2015, leads the company’s partnerships after stints with the NBA and the Phoenix Suns.