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Patron reshuffles management team

Eugene Carr, founder of Patron Technology, has stepped into the newly created position of president in a management reshuffle designed to propel the firm’s expansion.

Marc Jenkins, the former chief operating officer at Learfield Communications, will replace Carr as chief executive.

In his new role, Carr will be directly responsible for the operations of each of the portfolio companies and future acquisitions, ensuring the continued delivery of outstanding client service and innovation in the live events market.

“We are focused on helping our clients build stronger and more profitable relationships with their ticket buyers, fans, and supporters,” said Carr.

Patron Technology provides industry-leading technology that enables its customers to create more profitable relationships with their ticket buyers, fans, and supporters.

Under the investment umbrella of Providence Strategic Growth, Patron Technology now includes ShowClix and Ticketleap and is actively engaged in building out a broader platform that addresses other sectors of the ticketing & CRM market in the US and abroad.

New CEO Jenkins is a long-time executive in the sports and entertainment industry. In his previous role, he was responsible for the marketing solutions, brand solutions, and venue solutions business units.

“We are thrilled to have Marc Jenkins lead our team,” said Carr. “He’s a seasoned executive who has had a dynamic career of scaling live-event related businesses on a global scale. His leadership will emphasise the continued rapid development of our overall growth strategy and our investments in our core technology platform.”

Jenkins added: “This is a fantastic opportunity to leverage the investment resources of Providence Strategic Growth to build an innovative world-class ticketing and event experience company. I could not be more pleased to be working with Gene, Brian, and the executive team and join the Patron Technology family.”

Patron’s leadership team also consists of Brian Arnone, chief revenue officer, as well as chief technology officer Nate Good, Dave Esposito as SVP engineering, and Anupam Palit, chief financial officer.

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