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Pat Poels

Prior to his leadership role at Eventbrite, Pat played a big part on the engineering team at Ticketmaster, where he served as Vice President of Software Development. There, he was responsible for host system development, where he engineered numerous innovations in the live event ticketing industry. He also wrote much of the reserved seating inventory system that’s still in use today. His 15+ years at Ticketmaster coincided with their explosive growth into the market leader in ticketing.

Pat has recently returned to software engineering after pursuing his passion for poker. In his five-year professional poker career, Pat accumulated over 1 million dollars in tournament poker prize money. He is one of a select few of poker professionals to have won multiple World Series of Poker bracelets.

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