Bret McCormick

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SpotOn names Bryan Solar Chief Product Officer

Closing Bell / Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Payment processing and software company SpotOn has hired Bryan Solar as its new Chief Product Officer. Solar joins from Block, where he was the GM for Square for Restaurants; he was previously with Google where he led that company’s Restaurant Tools team. Solar will report to ...

ASM Global announces new hires

Daily / Tuesday, December 6, 2022
ASM Global announced three new hires this morning as it continues to strengthen the workforce overseeing its global 350-venue portfolio. The company added BRYCE TOWNSEND as its new SVP/Commercial Partnerships; KEVIN DENT as VP/Sponsorship Sales & Business Development; and EMILY WILSON as Dir of...

Satisfi Labs has pending patent for language tech

Morning Buzz / Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Conversational AI platform Satisfi Labs is announcing a pending patent for its context-based Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology. The company’s proprietary training methods for the NLP technology allow a deep and broad understanding of questions and inquiries from guests of Satisfi Labs’ clients. The brand's AI chat products can...

Digital Seat inks deal with Pinnacle Bank Arena

Closing Bell / Thursday, December 1, 2022
Digital Seat Media announced a three-year agreement with Pinnacle Bank Arena to bring its web based QR code tech to the venue and its fans. A unique QR code was placed on each of the arena’s 15,500 seats; fans can scan the codes to reach a mobile web engagement...

Transition, change and NIL top subjects on tap at IAF

Weekly / Monday, November 28, 2022
An interview with NCAA President Mark Emmert has often started the SBJ Intercollegiate Athletics Forum for the past 10-plus years, but the interview with Emmert will instead close out this year’s event , which takes place Dec. 7-8 at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las...

Arena soccer league partners with SI Tickets

Morning Buzz / Thursday, November 17, 2022
SI Tickets will be the official ticketing partner for the  Major Arena Soccer League's  2022-23 season. The agreement will provide SI Tickets with exclusive ticket packages and marketing integrations with MASL and its 14 teams, while allowing MASL fans to benefit from SI Tickets’ $10 flat fee,...

Cavs' parent company partners with WTA event

Morning Buzz / Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Cavaliers parent company Rock Entertainment Group is partnering with Topnotch Management’s Tennis in The Land, the 250-level WTA tournament held in the city’s downtown. REG will help the tournament elevate ticket sales, corporate partnerships, hospitality and youth participation. “We think it’s got a lot of opportunity,” said...

Sodexo Live! launches effort to attract, retain talent

Morning Buzz / Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Sodexo Live! is unveiling its new People Ambition Initiative, a plan to attract, retain, and grow its ranks of hospitality providers. The focus is on promoting diversity, inclusion and equity in recruitment, development and management, while further fostering a culture where the company’s 40,000-plus employees across North America see opportunity...

Clear bookings increase 18.5% in Q3

Closing Bell / Monday, November 14, 2022
Clear’s Q3 bookings jumped to $145.7M, up 18.5% from the previous quarter, according to its SEC filings issued Monday morning. The digital identity and biometrics company also saw total uses (engagements with Clear across all its use cases) increase nearly 63% to 117.6 million. The company paid out a...