StubHub’s Head of Partnerships and Business Development Geoff Lester was named to Sports Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” 2016 class. This award is of the most prestigious in the industry, recognizing the top 40 executives in the business 40 years of age or younger.
In his role at StubHub, Geoff oversees all partnership and business development efforts at StubHub, leading all strategic efforts related to new genres, including music, theater, technology, distribution and of course, sports. Among the many accomplishments in his StubHub career, Geoff’s highlights include partnerships with Major League Baseball Advanced Media, dozens of professional sports and collegiate teams, major ticketing and tech companies, plus venues – including The O2, STAPLES Center, Wells Fargo Center and FedEx Field – and of the most well-known around the eBay family, the home of the LA Galaxy, StubHub Center, in Los Angeles, Calif.
Most recently, Geoff was pivotal in the launch of the blended marketplace model with inaugural partner, the Philadelphia 76ers. The deal, announced in February, made major global headlines, and as the new platform will roll out later this Fall, it is poised to fundamentally change how the ticketing industry does business.
This week, Geoff and his fellow “Forty Under 40” nominees will be profiled in Sports Business Journal, and on April 14, they will be honored at the annual Forty Under 40 gala in Los Angeles, Calif. during the 2016 World Congress of Sports.