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SeatGeek lures Tumblr’s technology chief

SeatGeek has named former Tumblr executive Brian Murphy as its new chief technology officer.

Murphy, who spent three years with the microblogging and social networking website, will oversee the development and enhancement of SeatGeek’s product and technology across all platforms.

Based out of SeatGeek’s headquarters in New York, Murphy will lead the technology teams across both SeatGeek’s consumer and enterprise offerings and across the company’s domestic and international offices.

He will work with SeatGeek’s hundreds of primary ticketing partners, a group that ranges from the Dallas Cowboys and Manchester City Football Club, to LW Theatres on London’s West End.

“Brian is an incredible leader and team-builder who has overseen engineering teams for some remarkable companies,” said Jack Groetzinger, CEO and co-founder of SeatGeek.

“He is a perfect fit for this role at SeatGeek and embodies the values we hold – he loves building great products, is humble yet aggressive in how he approaches opportunities, and is focused on creating experiences live event fans will love.”

At Tumblr, Murphy led the engineering team across various functions, including product, data science and security.

Prior to Tumblr, Brian was vice president of engineering at the New York Times, and spent nearly a decade as the senior director of technology at Condé Nast, where he oversaw the digital execution of its.

“I’m very excited to join SeatGeek and to continue to build on the great work the team has done,” said Murphy.

“SeatGeek has created a product and brand that live event fans know and love. The company has done so much in the past 10 years, and I’m thrilled to be part of the journey as they scale to new and bigger audiences across the world.

“I can’t wait to be part of a team that is committed to disrupting the ticketing industry with technology.”