Eric Baker - Founder and CEO, Viagogo.com
Prior to viagogo, Eric co-founded StubHub.com, the leading U.S. online secondary ticketing company for live events. Eric took StubHub from an idea on a sheet of paper to a rapidly growing, profitable business that revolutionised the way that fans buy tickets in the secondary market and was acquired by eBay for $307M. As President, Eric was primarily responsible for sales/business development, strategic planning, financing, and public relations.
Prior to StubHub, Eric was an associate with Bain Capital, a private equity firm based in Boston. At Bain Capital, Eric focused primarily on technology leveraged buyouts. Before that, Eric worked at the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he focused primarily on the Internet and electronic commerce issues. Eric graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College (’95) and received his MBA at Stanford Business School (’01).
Eric has been quoted in publications in both trade and consumer press as well as appearing in broadcast media.
viagogo is Europe’s leading European secondary ticketing business, which allows people to buy and sell live event tickets in a safe and a 100% guaranteed environment. By managing payment and delivery it guarantees that buyers will receive their tickets and sellers will receive payment. For this service, viagogo takes a commission which is a percentage of each exchange.
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