Spectra partners with Protecht for exclusive event protection

Protecht to offer ticket insurance for more than 3,000 events annually at Spectra venues

 

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – Protecht today announced a formal partnership with Spectra, an industry leader in venue management, hospitality, and partnerships. As a part of the agreement, Protecht will work with venue managers to provide ticket insurance to event attendees. Ticket protection will be available at 32 Spectra venues where Paciolan is the ticketing provider, spanning 21 states in the U.S. and two Canadian provinces.

 

“One of our core goals is to provide protection for both the attendees and event platforms, and to ensure an efficient, streamlined process to maximize each event’s attendance,” said Bryan Derbyshire, Protecht CEO and Founder. “We’re able to offer this with our FanShield product, which event-goers can use to obtain insurance for a minimal amount when they purchase their event tickets.”

 

“Protecht gives customers the peace of mind to purchase tickets at their leisure, which results in an enhanced event experience for eventgoers at our venues,” added Jacque Holowaty, Vice President of Client Experience and Ticketing for Spectra. “Spectra looks forward to increasing fan satisfaction and event attendance through this new and exciting partnership.”

 

About Spectra

Based in Philadelphia, Spectra is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com. Follow Spectra on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

About Protecht

Protecht is an insurtech leader committed to building a better experience in the world of live events. Headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., its technology connects platforms, venues and event organizers to provide real-time data and analytics as well as control over inventory, customer service and strategic marketing. Protecht’s FanShield insurance suite offers low-cost consumer and event coverage to protect attendees and organizers from financial burden. www.protecht.io.

 

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Protecht shifts Beau Jeppesen into new role as chief product officer

Protecht shifts Beau Jeppesen into new role as chief product officer

Former COO will help power Protecht’s continued product growth and success

 

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – Protecht has appointed Chief Operating Officer Beau Jeppesen as its chief product officer, which is a new position. The move was effective July 1.

 

In his new role, Jeppesen brings his combination of extensive experience in product innovation and his global sales and market expertise to ensure Protecht’s engineering and product teams continue to be the creators of innovation happening in Protecht’s respective industries.

 

“Beau has been crucial to our success to date. With his vast knowledge of the business side of Protecht, I could not be more excited to hand over the keys of product to him,” said CEO & Founder Bryan Derbyshire. “Our technology team has always been very strong technically. Pairing that talent with Beau’s leadership and complete business understanding, I’m confident we will not only continue to produce the industry’s best technology, but also continue earning awards for product innovation.”

 

Protecht’s ongoing growth led to its decision to utilize Jeppesen’s expertise and knowledge. As chief product officer, he will drive and implement product development strategies as the company expands its products.

 

Jeppesen, a resident of Laguna Niguel, joined Protecht in 2016 as one of the firm’s first employees. He previously served in management positions at ShopGuarantee, Merchant Defense and Wells Fargo. He earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Utah.

 

About Protecht

An award-winning company, Protecht is an insurance tech leader committed to building a better experience in the world of live events. Headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., its technology connects platforms, venues and event organizers to provide real-time data and analytics as well as control over inventory, customer service and strategic marketing. Its FanShield insurance suite offers low-cost consumer and event coverage to protect attendees and organizers from financial burden. www.protecht.io.

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CONTACT: Michelle Gao (949) 432-7742 press@protecht.io

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Best Place To Work- Orange County

Newport beach live events insurtech leader recognized by Orange County Business Journal. 

 


Newport Beach, CA. (July 2, 2019) – Protecht - fintech industry disruptor and insurtech leader - was recently named as one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Orange County by the Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ) and Best Companies Group. 

 

From early 2018, it has been a company-wide goal to create a productive atmosphere with passionate minds to fuel our company goal to disrupt the live events ticketing industry. “I have said that Protecht is the “Best Place to Work” for years, comments Bryan Derbyshire, CEO, and Founder of Protecht, “but now it’s official and I feel like a proud parent as I put this award on the fridge!” Organizations from across the county entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Orange County. To be considered for the award, Protecht was evaluated on their workplace policies, practices, demographics, and a survey was submitted to employees to gauge their experience. The combined scores determined Protecht was one of the top organizations in Orange County. 


Protecht strives to not only satisfy its employees but also encourages them to have a healthy work-life balance that promotes employees to consistently provide their best work and to be at the top of their game.


“Protecht was recognized because of our amazing team,” says Amanda Arias, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, “As an organization, we are extremely proud of this accomplishment.”

 

The ranking of the winning organizations was released via a special section of the Orange County Business Journal’s July 1 issue. To view the full list of 2019 winners please visit: www.BestPlacestoWorkOC.com  


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About Protecht 

Protecht is the insurtech leader committed to building a better experience in the world of live events, with headquarters in Newport Beach, Calif. Its technology connects platforms, venues and event organizers to provide real-time data and analytics as well as control over inventory, customer service and strategic marketing. Its FanShield insurance suite offers low-cost consumer and event coverage to protect attendees and organizers from financial burden. www.protecht.io.

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Today we Pivot. We are Protecht.

Today we pivot.

 

We are no longer TicketGuardian. That doesn’t mean TicketGuardian is dead, by no means is it going away, but it does mean things have changed.

Starting today and from here on, we will be Protecht.

 This move is designed to streamline and simplify Protecht’s offerings to our partners, prospects, and customers. This is for you.

 We’ve had an incredible opening to 2019. We’ve launch partnerships with Learfield, Tickets.com, Paciolan, and Spectra and are in the works with a few more.  We launched our documentary series, FanStories while hosting our second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series TicketGuardian 500 in Phoenix, Arizona.

 The primary goal of the rebranding is to concentrate on our mission statement, “We Protecht What Matters” as we continue to grow at such a rapid pace.

 We’re here to protect those incredible encounters and memories as well as the investments fans make in them. We also provide an unprecedented level of control and information for platforms and organizers in managing their events to help protect those investments as well.

 Our industry-leading live event technology and consumer-facing protection products help provide ticketing platforms and organizers with control over inventory, additional lines of revenue, fraud prevention tools, and fan engagement through enhancements like an improved checkout flow, bot detection (beta), and upgraded security.

 Through our FanShield, TourShield, EventShield, RegShield and FraudGuardian offerings we provide a dynamic solution for the live events industry to protect attendees and organizers alike from financial burden by insuring tickets, registrations, and events including music, sports, endurance, conferences and more.

 It’s easy for things to get muddled and confusing these days, and what we all want is simple; Clarity.

 So now you have it. We are more than insurance, we are more than tickets, and we are more than insurtech.  We have been those things, and we still care about those things, but they are just part of who we are.

 Who you are and what you stand for matters. We stand for the belief that everyone should be able to make memories that they can one day share with others. We stand for you because we are you.

 

Memories matter.

Moments matter.

Experiences matter.

You matter.

 

We Protecht what Matters.

 

We are PROTECHT.

See our rebranding Video HERE.

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TicketGuardian, Learfield IMG College Unveil Multi-Year, Multi-School Relationship

TicketGuardian, Learfield IMG College Unveil Multi-Year, Multi-School Relationship 

Leading InsurTech company to align with more than 20 collegiate properties

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Mar 19, 2019, 13:35 ET

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- TicketGuardian, the award-winning technology platform from Protecht, announced today a brand-new relationship with Learfield IMG College and more than 20 collegiate properties it represents nationwide. 

The multi-year agreement between TicketGuardian and Learfield IMG College comes on the heels of TicketGuardian's new and extensive relationship with ticketing leader Paciolan, which powers more than 500 live entertainment organizations that sell over 120 million tickets each year. Paciolan's portfolio includes more than 125 college athletic programs, and while a Learfield IMG College company, the two separate agreements provide TicketGuardian a robust entry into the collegiate sports marketing arena.

Launching a multi-school strategic endeavor across the U.S. marks a first-of-its kind for TicketGuardian, which will adopt the "proud partner" designation at the associated institutions. Additional benefits for the brand include digital and social visibility on all official platforms managed by the respective colleges and universities, as well as a videoboard feature during football or basketball season. Notably, TicketGuardian also will be incorporated into each ticketing platform within the college or university's respective ticket purchase path, affording fans the opportunity to instantly purchase FanShield ticket insurance prior to check out.

"We're thrilled to offer some of the most passionate and invested sports fans in the country the protection they deserve when it comes to watching their beloved teams," said Protecht Founder and CEO Bryan Derbyshire. "Working with Learfield IMG College on a national initiative like this not only sets us apart, but allows us to provide an innovative solution for fans of the collegiate brands they're fortunate to represent. We are excited to launch this and to continue identifying new synergies each year."

"With TicketGuardian, we have a solution for schools that desire to provide their fans a peace of mind when purchasing game tickets," said Andy Rawlings, chief revenue officer for Learfield IMG College. "Now, when fans buy tickets, they'll know they're covered if unexpected circumstances arise. This is a smart and ambitious endeavor by TicketGuardian, aligning with us as well as Paciolan to deepen its presence in the college space and introduce an excellent value add we believe fans will appreciate." 

The TicketGuardian - Learfield IMG College affiliation was secured with consultation from CSM Sport & Entertainment. 

"This relationship sets a new standard for ticket purchasing in collegiate athletics," added CSM VP of Business Development Matt Wray. "The innovative and convenient insurance solutions provided by TicketGuardian are a perfect match for Learfield IMG College as fans of the college brands they represent expect customer-first technologies and experiences."  

For more information on TicketGuardian, please visit www.ticketguardian.com.

About Protecht 
Protecht is the insurtech leader committed to building a better experience in the world of live events, with headquarters in Newport Beach, Calif. Its TicketGuardian technology, connects platforms, venues and event organizers to provide real-time data and analytics as well as control over inventory, customer service and strategic marketing. Its FanShield insurance suite offers low-cost consumer and event coverage to protect attendees and organizers from financial burden. www.protecht.io.

About Learfield IMG College 
Learfield IMG College unlocks the value of college sports for brands, fans and universities through the representation of collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas. As a fully integrated sports marketing and solutions platform, Learfield IMG College provides access to licensing and multimedia sponsorship management, including publishing, radio, digital and social media; fan engagement, ticket sales and professional concessions expertise; branding; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue technology systems.

About CSM North America
CSM, part of the Chime Challenger Network, is a next generation global sports marketing and brand experience company made up of entrepreneurs formed from industry leaders including JMI, SJX Partners, JHE, LeadDog Marketing Group, and GlideSlope. Together, we're a purpose-driven organization committed to diverse perspectives and creating tangible impact. From strategic consulting to turnkey production, we deliver end to end marketing solutions for the world's leading brands.

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TicketGuardian Shines Spotlight On Fans

TicketGuardian Shines Spotlight On Fans at ISM Raceway

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – TicketGuardian, a Protecht company, waved the checkered flag on an extraordinary second year as title sponsor of the TicketGuardian 500 NASCAR Weekend on Mar. 8-10, 2019, at ISM Raceway in Phoenix with a focus on fan engagement and support.

A special highlight of the weekend was the launch of the TicketGuardian FanStories project with Larry Ogburn, a diehard NASCAR fan attending his 55th running of the Phoenix race. In recognition of his longstanding devotion to the sport, Ogburn received all-access passes to the TicketGuardian suite, the pit area and victory lane; a hot lap in the pace car; plus a commemorative “Larry 55 Years” embroidered cap, a shirt and a lanyard courtesy of TicketGuardian.

Young area automotive enthusiasts were also celebrated by TicketGuardian at this years competition. The company hosted a group of 32 students and educators from the Paradise Valley High School Automotive Technologies program that fielded the winning team at the Arizona High School Pit Crew Challenge held at Tucson Dragway last October. The group represented a wide range of backgrounds with a shared passion for the automotive world.

In addition, a drawing was held for complimentary admission to next years race and a special grandstand ticket package was available that included FanShield ticket protection at no additional cost.

“This years TicketGuardian 500 was literally non-stop everywhere you looked, from the track to the fans,” said Protecht Founder and CEO Bryan Derbyshire. “Our top priority is delivering exceptional experiences for the fans of every event. Its what we live and work for each day. Theres nothing like hearing the roar of the crowd and seeing the smiles on peoples faces.”

The TicketGuardian technology suite empowers event organizers to gain control over their ticket inventory, customer service, strategic marketing and ultimately their fan experience while providing real-time data and analytics. Fanshield offers a robust, dynamic solution for the live events industry to protect attendees and organizers alike from financial burden by insuring tickets, registrations and events including music, sports, endurance, conferences and more.

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Ticketing leader Paciolan has chosen TicketGuardian

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Feb. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ticketing leader Paciolan has chosen TicketGuardian, the award-winning technology platform from Protecht, as its insurtech partner for offering consumer ticket insurance. Paciolan is one of the world's leading innovators in venue enablement, powering more than 500 live entertainment organizations that sell over 120 million tickets per year with ticketing, fundraising, marketing, analytics and technology solutions. 

"Paciolan is one of the most respected and tech-forward players in the events industry," noted Protecht Founder and CEO Bryan Derbyshire. "We are very proud to become the company's exclusive ticket insurance partner and look forward to helping its clients offer additional choice and peace of mind to consumers."

Protecht's TicketGuardian technology suite empowers event organizers to gain control over their ticket inventory, customer service, strategic marketing and ultimately their fan experience while providing real-time data and analytics. The TicketGuardian partnership will give Paciolan the ability to seamlessly integrate FanShield insurance solutions into the event attendee purchase experience. 

FanShield and TicketGuardian offer a robust, dynamic solution for the live events industry to protect attendees and organizers alike from financial burden by insuring tickets, registrations and events including music, sports, endurance, conferences and more.

"We look forward to enabling our clients to offer ticket insurance to their fans and patrons," said Kim Damron, President and CEO of Paciolan. "The integrated TicketGuardian services will allow buyers to purchase tickets with confidence and know they are covered if unexpected circumstances arise."

For more information on Protecht and its full suite of event support offerings, visit www.protecht.io

About Protecht 
Protecht is the insurtech leader committed to building a better experience in the world of live events, with headquarters in Newport Beach, Calif. Its TicketGuardian technology, connects platforms, venues and event organizers to provide real-time data and analytics as well as control over inventory, customer service and strategic marketing. Its FanShield insurance suite offers low-cost consumer and event coverage to protect attendees and organizers from financial burden. www.protecht.io.

About Paciolan 
Paciolan is a leader in ticketing, fundraising, marketing, and analytics solutions with over 38 years of experience serving more than 500 live entertainment organizations. Paciolan enables the sale of more than 120 million tickets per year by powering over 125 college athletic programs, more than 100 professional sports and arenas organizations, 75 performing arts venues, and several regional ticketing partners who serve hundreds of venues. Learn more at www.paciolan.com.

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TicketGuardian | Built In LA’s 50 Startups to Watch in 2019

The Southern California tech scene grew by leaps and bounds in 2018. Funding rounds ballooned, exit prices surged, and a growing list of companies from premier tech hubs like San Francisco, Boston and Seattle opened shop and laid down roots across Southern California. It was also a big year for LA from a diversity perspective — look no further than the groundbreaking PledgeLA initiative — and the city gained some global attention as well: CB Insights ranked Los Angeles one of the top 25 cities for tech innovation in the world. 

There’s no doubt that between LA, Orange County and Santa Barbara, the SoCal ecosystem is poised for even bigger, more innovative work in 2019.  

For the fifth time annually, Built In LA culled through public records, fundings, news stories and more to compile this list of 50 young companies — all less than five years old — that we think are poised to make a real impact on the Southern California tech scene this year and beyond. 

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TICKETGUARDIAN

It used to be that if you couldn’t attend an event you bought tickets for, you either had to scalp your ticket (usually at a markdown) or eat the cost entirely. But that’s not the case anymore. Newport Beach-based TicketGuardian, a ticket insurer for live events, works with ticketing platforms, event organizers and consumers to make the live event-going experience more efficient from top to bottom. Coming off an $8 million Series A round in December — their largest funding round to date — TicketGuardian is looking to the new year to grow right alongside the booming experience economy.

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Drew Housman, Colin Hanner and Brian Nordli contributed to this report.

See Full List HERE.

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