As Senior Vice President of NBA and NHL Teams/Arenas for Ticketmaster his mission is to deliver the highest level of client care and innovation to NBA/NHL venues and teams that Ticketmaster supports – helping clients leverage industry leading technology and services that drive more revenue and deliver more fans. Joining Live Nation Entertainment in May of 2013, Kurt brings over 20+ years of industry knowledge. Prior to his role at Ticketmaster, Schwartzkopf spent 5 years as Chief Marketing Officer for the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Mammoth and Pepsi Center where he oversaw all team ticket sales & service, premium sales & service, marketing, creative, digital/interactive media, box office operations, game entertainment, fan development and community relations for the clubs and arena.
Schwartzkopf also spent seven years with the Los Angeles Kings and STAPLES Center and was part of the executive team that transitioned from the Great Western Forum to STAPLES Center in 1999 and helped launch a new era of Kings hockey and live events in downtown Los Angeles. He also has over nine years’ experience with FELD Entertainment, Inc. as a promoter and Regional Vice President for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Disney on Ice, Disney Live! and Doodlebops Live! In his role as Regional Vice President of Event Sales and Marketing for FELD, Schwartzkopf oversaw the Western U.S. and Western Canada for all FELD tours from 2003 thru 2008.