The former COO of Best Softare, Dave Butler, has just been named President of Ticketmaster North America reporting to Sean Moriarty, CEO of Ticketmaster and President of Ticketmaster Entertainment, effective immediately.
In this role, Mr. Butler is responsible for the company’s primary ticketing business in the United States and Canada and will oversee Ticketmaster’s six North American regions. Previously, Mr. Butler was CEO of Ticketmaster Irvine, formerly Paciolan.
About Dave Butler
Dave Butler was an exceptionally popular leader of State of the Art Software which became Best Software and ultimately Sage Software. He joined State of The Art Software in April 1996. From 1993 to 1996, he was with Lawson Software, where he managed offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Seattle and San Francisco producing $21 million in product sales and $10 million in services. From 1991 to 1993, Mr. Butler was the regional manager for Bachman Information Services, selling and implementing CASE software tools targeted to the IBM AD/Cycle marketplace.
Prior to his promotion to North American President, Mr. Butler previously served as CEO of Paciolan, a venue ticketing software provider acquired by Ticketmaster in 2008, and prior to that was the Chief Operating Officer of Sage Software. In 2000, he was named one of Accounting Today magazine’s “Most Influential People.” Mr. Butler is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton.
Ticketmaster Entertainment consists of Ticketmaster and Front Line Management Group. As the world’s leading live entertainment ticketing and marketing company, Ticketmaster connects the world to live entertainment. Ticketmaster operates in 20 global markets, providing ticket sales, ticket resale services, marketing and distribution through www.ticketmaster.com, one of the largest e-commerce sites on the Internet; approximately 6,700 retail outlets; and 19 worldwide call centers. Established in 1976, Ticketmaster serves more than 10,000 clients worldwide across multiple event categories, providing exclusive ticketing services for leading arenas, stadiums, professional sports franchises and leagues, college sports teams, performing arts venues, museums, and theaters. In 2007, the company sold more than 141 million tickets valued at over $8.3 billion on behalf of its clients. Ticketmaster Entertainment acquired a controlling interest in Front Line Management Group in October 2008. Founded by Irving Azoff and Howard Kaufman in 2004, Front Line is the world’s leading artist management company, with nearly 200 clients and more than 80 executive managers. Front Line represents a wide range of major artists, including the Eagles, Jimmy Buffett, Neil Diamond, Van Halen, Fleetwood Mac, Christina Aguilera, Stevie Nicks, Aerosmith, Steely Dan, Chicago, Journey, and Guns N’ Roses. Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. is headquartered in West Hollywood, California