Ticketmaster’s David Goldberg Becomes COO ‘Youbet’

WOODLAND HILLS, CA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) –Youbet.com announced on Monday, November 3, that it has appointed seasoned business executive David Goldberg to the position of Chief Operating Officer.

Mr. Goldberg joins Youbet.com from Ticketmaster where he was most recently Executive Vice President. While there, he oversaw Ticketmaster’s Global Music Services business, working with key executives in the music industry to help drive strategic business initiatives. During his tenure, Mr. Goldberg was one of three executives charged with overall leadership of the business through the office of the CEO, and also held global responsibility for all aspects of sales and marketing, mergers and acquisitions and business development. He had also previously served as Marketing Director for Ticketmaster's Midwest region in the early 1990s.

“David brings a truly unique combination of live event as well as interactive media and e-commerce experience to both Youbet and the advanced deposit wagering (ADW) space,” said Michael Brodsky, President and Chief Executive Officer of Youbet.com. “That experience, coupled with his business development and operations skills, positions him well to be a leader on the Youbet team. I expect David to hit the ground running, taking a key role in internal operations and corporate strategy, as well as working with our content partners to expand our relationships in a mutually beneficial way beyond the traditional ADW/track model.”

Prior to rejoining Ticketmaster in 2003, Mr. Goldberg served as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development for Sportvision, a sports technology and marketing company. He was also a co-founder and Executive Vice President of Tunes.com, and had worked as a Talent Buyer and Vice President of Business Development at JAM Productions, one of the nation's largest presenters of live entertainment. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Pacific Edison, a solar project developer exclusively focused on entertainment venues and attractions. Mr. Goldberg earned his MBA from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Northwestern University.

“I am thrilled to become part of the Youbet.com team,” said Mr. Goldberg. “The company has taken large strides over the past year to shore up its core Youbet.com business and is now poised to leverage this platform in the ADW market and in new interactive initiatives. I am looking forward to play a key role in implementing the strategies and actions to reach that goal.” –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers

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