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Leadership Team

Joe Choti, CIO

Joe Choti

President & Chief Executive Officer

Joe Choti joined in October of 2010 as Chief Technology Officer.  In this role Mr. Choti was responsible for the strategy, development, execution and implementation of software products and related infrastructure. Mr. Choti also held the Chief Technology Officer position for MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM) since 2001.  Mr. Choti joined MLBAM from Screaming Media, Inc. where he served as CTO. He has held the CTO title and senior project management positions for several major information service and development companies.   Now as the CEO, Mr. Choti will provide both stratregic direction and executive leadership for  Mr. Choti received his BS in Computer Science from Wesleyan University.



Cristine Hurley

Chief Financial Officer

A Certified Public Accountant, Ms. Hurley has a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University and completed the Executive Program at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.  Ms. Hurley joined in May 2013; she most recently was a Partner at Pro Forma Advisors, where she consulted on financial feasibility and economic impact studies relating to sports. Her previous positions include the role of Vice President, Team Finance for the National Basketball Association and the Chief Financial Officer for the Los Angeles Dodgers Major League Baseball franchise.


Derek Argobright

Chief Technology Officer

Derek Argobright graduated from New York University in 1998 with honors.  In January of 2005, he joined Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM) on a part time basis to assist the launch of and the minor league club websites.  Within four months, he was hired on full time to focus on strengthening statistics and reporting at MLBAM.  In August of 2010, Mr. Argobright was tapped to overhaul the reporting platform at  Eventually, he would serve as the Senior Vice President of Engineering for where he would oversee all product development.  Now taking the reigns as CTO, Mr. Argobright will oversee all product and infrastructure offerings with a particular focus on digital and mobile ticketing experiences as well as extending the already robust open and service oriented architecture at


Curt Clausen

General Counsel

Curt Clausen joined in May, 2014 as General Counsel.  In this role, Mr. Clausen is responsible for strategic and tactical legal initiatives and managing all corporate legal affairs.  Prior to joining, Mr. Clausen was an associate at the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP where he practiced in the firm’s Antitrust Department.  Mr. Clausen received his law and undergraduate degrees from Duke University, holds an MPA from North Carolina State, and is a three-time Olympian.


Derek Palmer, CCO

Derek Palmer

Managing Director, Executive Vice President, International

In his role, Mr. Palmer is the fueling force behind's international development and strategy. A 17-year ticketing veteran, Mr. Palmer was involved in the consolidation of the various ticketing organizations prior to the acquisition by MLB Advanced Media and was instrumental in the deployment efforts of both the ProVenueElite and ProVenue® ticketing systems. Over the course of his tenure with, he has also experienced nearly every facet of the company's operation, including client support, training and installations, technical service, consumer services, professional services and strategic operations.

Setting internal record history with new client integrations, Mr. Palmer has perfected this set-up process by aligning the right internal resources and developing the appropriate execution teams launching clients such as San Francisco Giants, Washington Nationals, Seattle Theatre Group, and The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.

Additionally, Mr. Palmer has major event experience working as ticketing manager for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia and a call center trainer for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, GA. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from George Mason University.

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