Experience, a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, announced today the appointment of Junior Gaspard as the company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. Gaspard succeeds Greg Foster, who will retire December 31, 2017. Foster will join the Experience Board of Advisors.
Junior Gaspard joined Experience in March of 2013 as Vice President of Sales for Franchise and Collegiate sports, and was instrumental in forming Experience’s early relationships with strategic ticketing and channel partnerships. He also led the efforts to build the company’s 350 relationships with professional and collegiate sports and
entertainment partners including those from the MLB, NBA, NCAA, NFL, NHL and Live Nation.
In 2015, Gaspard was promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales, Product and Marketing, including all business-to-business and business-to-consumer functions. He was again promoted to Chief Revenue Officer in June of 2016, with his role expanding to include all revenue opportunities for the company.
Alex Taylor, Cox Enterprises’ Chief Operating Officer and Chairman of the Experience Board of Advisors, noted, “Junior was employee number eight for Experience and has a deep understanding of the company as well as the sports and entertainment industry. His tenure, combined with a strategic vision and overall business acumen, make him the right choice to lead Experience into the next phase of growth.” Taylor continued, “We also celebrate Greg and his achievements and will continue to benefit from his knowledge and expertise as a member of the Board.”
Greg Foster joined Experience in early 2016 as President and Chief Executive Officer. Soon thereafter, the company launched a groundbreaking consumer offering, INWEGO™, a subscription service that provides tickets to unlimited sports and live events for one monthly fee. INWEGO is live today in Atlanta and Phoenix, offering members tickets to pro sports, concerts, college sports, festivals, comedy shows and more, all included in the monthly subscription. More cities are planned for 2018.
Incoming Experience President and CEO Junior Gaspard noted, “Continuing the tradition of excellence that Experience has brought to the industry is my deep honor. The company is filled with amazing people, a dynamic culture, and we have dedicated, innovative partners, making it a pleasure to come to work each and every day. Leading the company into the next phase of growth presents an exciting opportunity and I am ready for it.”