Jody is the CTO at Ticketmaster. An accomplished technologist and inspirational engineering leader, Jody is known for building high performance systems and teams. As CTO, Jody leads Ticketmaster's overall product and technology transformation efforts. Prior to Ticketmaster Jody spent over 14 years at Shopzilla, now Connexity, a leading source for connecting buyers and online sellers that reaches a global audience of over 40 million shoppers monthly. Jody was CIO of Shopzilla and part of the inaugural team building the company's data platform, analytics and infrastructure. Born in Texas, Jody attended military school and got his degree in shenanigans before moving to California. Jody studied Business Administration at USC with dual emphases in Entrepreneurship and Information Systems. Outside of work Jody is an active startup investor/mentor, Laker fan, Trojan fan and tennis hack. Jody lives in Westwood, CA with his saint of a wife, 2 amazing children and Daphne the wonder pug.