- Tony Knopp – Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
- Joe Greiner – Chief Revenue Officer and Co-Founder
- Jen-Ban Ho – Chief Technology Officer
- Tim Kidder – SVP Marketing
- Alex Diaz-Asper – Chief Financial Officer
- Mansoor Mirza – VP Engineering
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Tony brings over a decade of experience in the internet, sports, and entertainment industries to SpotlightTMS as a Co-Founder and CEO. A Silicon Valley born techie, Tony has had the unique experience of working on all sides of the ticketing and technology landscape including B2B and B2C e-commerce. Prior to Spotlight, Tony helped grow the StubHub Corporate Sales & Services department from inception and eventually served as Co-Department Head. Past industry experience includes partnership development and sales at global entertainment provider AEG. Tony has been cited as an expert in technology, sports, CRM, and compliance by: NBC, CBS, Fox Business, CNBC, Yahoo!, The New York Times, NPR, CRM Magazine, The Sports Business Journal, ESPN the Magazine, ESPN.com, The Los Angeles Times, and Reuters amongst many others. Tony has penned pieces for The Sports Business Journal, CRM Magazine, Software & Information Industry Association, The Locker Room, and Reuters amongst others. Tony enjoys surfing, volunteering and mentoring at his Church and local youth programs, and golfing. Tony played Varsity Volleyball and received a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Southern California and resides in Calabasas, CA with his wife and twin children. Back to Top
Chief Revenue Officer and Co-Founder Joe brings significant experience in the ticket and software solutions industry to help Spotlight clients improve current processes and achieve their goals. Prior to Spotlight, Joe headed the corporate sales department at StubHub with Tony Knopp. Focused on the east region, Joe managed sales as well as the support team and along with Tony and Aric Haut led corporate sales to the highest growth of any channel at StubHub. Past experience includes leading sales at GXS, a supply chain technology provider, and sales specialist positions at UUNet, internet service provider, and CareerBuilder, online job portal. Joe enjoys playing tennis, basketball, swimming, reading about American history, and catching Nats games with Grant. He received a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Bucknell University and resides in Falls Church, VA with wife, Paige, and three sons, Grant, Luke, and Teddy. Back to Top
Chief Technology Officer Jen-Ban is a builder of software, systems, and engineering teams in corporate and startup environments working with web technologies, real-time feedback systems, high traffic distributed systems, versioned APIs, CRM, and mobile apps. His seventeen years of experience and exercised leadership span a variety of industries including search engine, consumer eCommerce, SEM, content management, ticketing, finance, accounting/GL, and call centers. He values people in the process of developing great products. The people he values the most are his supportive and loving family. Jen-Ban is a big sports fan, primarily as a spectator with occasional weekend warrioring. He has a BA in Economics from the University of Southern California.. Back to Top
Senior Vice President, Marketing Tim has spent over 20 years working for media and Internet technology companies. After beginning his career at The Wall Street Journal and serving as General Manager at The Los Angeles Times, Tim joined Overture Services, a search engine technology, prior to its acquisition by Yahoo! He has consulted for technology companies including The Rubicon Project and Google, and has held executive marketing positions at Adknowledge (a $300 million revenue digital advertising company) and Brand.net (acquired by Valassis Media). Tim enjoys distance running, basketball and soccer, and is a passionate Boston sports fan. He graduated from Dartmouth College and earned an M.B.A from Duke University. He lives in Manhattan Beach, CA with his wife and two daughters.
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Chief Financial Officer Alex has extensive experience in finance operations, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity with multinationals and start-up companies in a wide range of industries, from telecommunications to marketing services. Over his 17 years of experience in the U.S., Europe and Asia, Alex has been a venture capitalist, CFO, company founder and M&A advisor. Alex has held leadership positions at, among others, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, TARP Worldwide, Inc., Alfred Street Partners, MCI Communications and PSINet. Alex holds a BA in Quantitative Economics from Tufts University and an MBA with Honors from the University of Michigan. Back to Top
Vice President, Engineering Mansoor worked as a Software consultant at Juniper Networks and NASA Ames Research Center before joining Spotlight. Mansoor has in-depth and practical understanding of all issues involved in developing enterprise Software, and brings over 10 years of experience developing highly-available and scalable Software applications and services.
Mansoor received a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in Lahore, Pakistan.
He completed his master’s degree in Computer Science from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Mansoor enjoys playing tennis, and is an avid Lakers fan. Back to Top