Welcome to the first in a long line of profiles that will hopefully get you better acquainted with our kick-ass team.
By day, we’re a group of talented developers, designers, marketers, and businessfolk working together to build something new and different. We represent live event junkies of every kind: diehard sports fans, passionate concert-goers, sophisticated theater enthusiasts, and more. From our lives outside the office and before SeatGeek, we all have interesting stories to tell.
Name: Spencer Noon
Role: Business Development
Hometown: Farmington, CT
Hypothetical SeatGeek talent show performance: Italian opera singing
Twitter handle: @spencernoon
SFL (SeatGeek Foosball League) Ranking: 6th and climbing
What was your path to SeatGeek?
I graduated from Amherst College in 2013 and started my career off in wealth management/private banking at UBS in their Graduate Training Program. After 10 months, I left the firm to start a bitcoin company backed by a major professional sports team owner. Building a startup from the ground up was an incredibly rewarding experience, but the uncertainty of virtual currency regulations in New York forced me to abandon the project. I joined SeatGeek in October as the business development team’s first hire and it’s been an amazing experience thus far.
What’s the most interesting project you’ve worked on since joining?
The most interesting project I’ve been working on is onboarding primary market inventory onto the SeatGeek platform. We’re cutting deals with many of the major ticketing companies to become an extension of their box office and help their clients sell more tickets. It’s a great feeling knowing that because of this project, our users are shopping a growing number of primary markets and making increasingly more informed ticket purchases.
What do you want to work on next?
There isn’t a whole lot I can talk about, but we have a few really cool partnerships in the pipeline that will help to establish SeatGeek as a major national brand, and that gets me really excited.
What’s your favorite SeatGeek experience?
I try to catch as many NBA games as possible with our company’s ticket perk, so my favorite experience was seeing Nets vs. Timberwolves at the Barclays Center back in November. It was my first time seeing the arena, and I was fortunate to find seven seats in a row and sit with some of my closest friends. Also, don’t laugh, but I find the Timberwolves to be one of the NBA’s most exciting young teams!
What’s your top NYC recommendation – food, fun, neighborhood, etc.?
It’s a café called Gotan, located on 130 Franklin St. in Tribeca. Order the Scrambled Cheddar Biscuit and thank me later.
What’s been your favorite SeatGeek team event?
The SeatGeek holiday dinner was epic, and that’s about all I can say on the record.