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VenueNext Appoints Anthony Perez as New Chief Executive Officer


Perez Comes to VenueNext from NBA's Orlando Magic where he was the
Chief Marketing Officer

Founder and Current CEO John Paul to Become Vice Chairman of the Board

the leader in connected venue technology, today announced that it has
named Anthony Perez, former chief marketing officer from the Orlando
Magic, as the new chief executive officer, effective July 30, 2018. John
Paul, VenueNext's founder and current CEO, will become vice chairman on
VenueNext's board of directors and remain involved in the company,
assisting in various initiatives including expansion into Europe.
Anthony will join the VenueNext board.

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Anthony Perez, CEO of VenueNext (Photo: Business Wire)

Anthony Perez, CEO of VenueNext (Photo: Business Wire)

"Anthony's background in finance and sports, as well as his work with
VenueNext over the past 3 years, makes him an extraordinary fit to run
the company," said John Paul, founder and vice chairman of VenueNext.
"Anthony understands the tremendous value of the VenueNext platform and
his role with the NBA's Orlando Magic was instrumental in enabling one
of the best mobile-first personalized fan experiences in the industry. I
have full confidence in Anthony to lead the company into its next phase
of growth."

Anthony has spent the last 10 years with the Orlando Magic in various
leadership roles. He served as executive vice president of strategy and
was promoted to chief marketing officer in 2017 where he was responsible
for all marketing and strategy operations. During his tenure, Anthony
led several of the Magic's most significant strategic projects, such as
implementing the team's data and analytics platform, deploying marketing
automation, and developing the idea for a virtual currency program,
which has been hugely successful in retaining season ticket holders,
increasing revenue for the team and paving the way for other
professional sports teams to adopt similar fan loyalty programs. Anthony
was named to Sports Business Journal/Daily's Forty Under 40 class
of 2017.

"I'm incredibly excited to join VenueNext," said Anthony Perez, CEO of
VenueNext. "I've worked closely with the VenueNext team over the past 3
years and believe in the vision and the platform that they have built
and that the Magic adopted. Beyond great momentum in sports, VenueNext
has huge potential to gain a foothold in other verticals as well as to
expand internationally. I have a great rapport with the team and I'm
honored to build upon their accomplishments."

"Anthony is a natural fit for VenueNext. He has been an integral part of
the team at the Orlando Magic leading the reinvention of the fan
experience and season pass which has been very successful and increased
revenue for the team year over year since its launch," said Jed York,
chief executive officer of the SF 49ers and VenueNext board member. "He
has firsthand experience using the VenueNext platform and understands
the value proposition for sports and other markets. He will be a great
leader for the company and the board is excited to have him join the

Used by the biggest names in professional sports, hospitality and
healthcare, VenueNext has a track record of increasing guest app
adoption and delivering valuable data insights that enable its customers
to improve operations and increase revenue. The Orlando Magic was the
first NBA basketball team to leverage the VenueNext technology to
redefine the season ticket and amplify the fan experience on a mobile
device. VenueNext customers like the Orlando Magic
have generated millions of dollars in increased revenues from leveraging
the power of VenueNext's platform at their respective venues.

To learn more about VenueNext, please visit:

About VenueNext:

VenueNext is a technology company on a mission to transform the way
guests experience a venue via their smartphone. The company's platform
has been adopted at venues in Major League Sports, Healthcare and
Hospitality markets. The platform ties together operational systems in a
venue and creates mobile apps for guests, patients, fans and employees
to access services that make their visit more convenient and builds
customer loyalty. Its platform generates valuable data that provide
venue owners real-time insights to make better informed data-driven
business decisions. The privately held company was founded in 2013 and
has offices in Silicon Valley, San Francisco and New York.

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