WEST HOLLYWOOD (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Ticketmaster has appointed Eric Korman to the post of executive vice president and has named David Goldberg executive vice president, Sales and Marketing. Korman joins Ticketmaster from its corporate parent organization, IAC/InterActiveCorp and in his new role will oversee all aspects of Ticketmaster corporate and business development as well as the company's TicketWeb and ReserveAmerica ticketing and campground management businesses. Goldberg, previously EVP Strategy and Business Development at Ticketmaster, in his new role will assume responsibility for all aspects of global sales and strategic marketing, focusing on driving new domestic and international business for Ticketmaster and its clients.
"Eric and David are leaders of the highest caliber for these business-critical positions," said Terry Barnes, chairman and CEO, Ticketmaster. "Both have the requisite talent, experience and passion to move the company to even greater success as we continue to lead the event industry while developing new and emerging business opportunities across new and current sectors."
"Attracting and retaining top talent and placing the company's best employees in positions of increasing responsibility are paramount to our continued growth and development," said Sean Moriarty, president and COO, Ticketmaster. "Eric has demonstrated stellar business acumen at IAC and we look forward to his strategic guidance with our ongoing global expansion and other new business opportunities. And, as we continue to develop our ticketing business in the secondary market and move toward a more dynamically priced landscape, David Goldberg's inherent understanding of our business and industry is invaluable. With his proven track record for building and implementing solid business strategies in the music and sports industries, David will develop Ticketmaster as the event industry catalyst by harnessing our online, marketing and transactional resources to drive business for our clients by connecting entertainment fans with entertainment."
Prior to joining IAC in 2001, where he served most recently as senior vice president of Mergers and Acquisitions, Korman worked in corporate development and customer marketing for the Coca Cola Company for six years. Before that, he held senior positions at Digital Convergence as well as epartners, a venture fund backed by Softbank and News Corp.
Goldberg joined Ticketmaster in 1994 as marketing director for the company's entire Midwest region. He was appointed EVP Strategy and Business Development in 2003 when he rejoined the company after co-founding Tunes.com, the operator of Rollingstone.com, where he served as EVP. Goldberg's event industry tenure also included serving as the vice president of Business Development for JAM Productions.
Korman and Goldberg are both based in Ticketmaster's West Hollywood, CA corporate headquarters. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen