Industry Press / 01.29.19
Patron Technology Bolsters Senior Leadership Team with President of Engagement, Michael Marty, VP of Corporate Development, Celeste Griffin-Churchill, and Other Key Hires
PITTSBURGH, PA - January 29, 2019
Patron Technology, an industry-leading live event technology company, announced several leadership hires. Michael Marty will join the team as President of Engagement and Celeste Griffin-Churchill will join as VP, Corporate Development. In addition, Jeff Kreinik joins as VP, Sales and Client Relations - Engagement and Rachel Bullock joins as the GM of ShowClix, a Patron Technology Product.
Michael Marty says, “I’m proud to be a part of the team working on the world’s leading experiential marketing technology. I’m looking forward to integrating our new acquisitions into our already excellent product offering.” Marty joins the team bringing experience from previous senior leadership roles at various tech companies including Managed by Q, Care.com, and Patch. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Harvard Business School, and previously served in combat as a US Army officer.
Celeste Griffin-Churchill joins Patron Technology from her position as Senior Director, International Strategy at NASCAR. Griffin-Churchill holds a joint MBA and law degree from Northwestern University and is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association. "It is an ongoing challenge for event organizers and sponsors to track unique attendees on their engagement path before, during, and after an event. I’m excited that Patron Technology is solving this problem,” says Griffin-Churchill.
Jeff Kreinik joins as VP, Sales and Client Relations - Engagement. Prior to joining Patron Technology, Kreinik held positions including Chief Revenue Officer at Connect&GO, Head of Festivals at Ticketfly, and COO at HUKA Entertainment. Kreinik, a native New Yorker, received a B.A. in Psychology from Binghamton University and an M.B.A. from St. Edward’s University.
Rachel Bullock joins as the General Manager of ShowClix, the primary ticketing product of Patron Technology. Bullock most recently served as COO of Los-Angeles-based Render Media, where she oversaw finance, operations, HR, product, video production, and marketing. She led the integration of multiple acquisitions, resulting in a 3,238% growth in three years. Bullock holds a B.A. from Wake Forest University and an M.A. from Brandeis University.
ABOUT PATRON TECHNOLOGY
Patron Technology helps live event organizers create better experiences for ticket buyers and deeper relationship with sponsors through a complete, data-driven event technology solution. Event organizers of different sizes and across different segments use Patron Technology for ticketing, marketing, fan engagement, CRM, logistics, data management, and more.