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KRETCHMAR, JEFF

Title: DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Email: jeff.kretchmar@prodigal.com

Bio

Jeff Kretchmar brings more than a dozen years of experience in general operations, ticket operations and ticket sales to Prodigal. Jeff oversaw the operation of the 2012 March of Dimes Sports Headliner Banquet in Oklahoma City. The event raised more than $100,000, a record for the 36-year-old gala.

Before moving into his current role, Jeff was responsible for management of the day-to-day ticketing needs for the Oklahoma City Barons professional hockey team, Professional Bull Riders (PBR) events in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo (RNCFR) as well as other special events as ticket operations director.

Jeff worked with the Oklahoma City Redhawks Triple-A baseball team before joining Prodigal. While there, he worked on events such as Def Leppard, Bryan Adams, Bedlam and Big 12 Baseball tournaments and snow tubing.

Jeff worked with an independent ticketing company, covering events such as the Denver Grand Prix, Miramar Air Show (California), SunFest (West Palm Beach, FL) and Kansas City Air Show, NHRA Races, Craftsman Truck Series races, and multiple theatre shows after attending and working with the University of Oklahoma ticket office.

His wide-ranging experience with unique events has allowed him to successfully work with a number of ticket operation systems including: TicketMaster Host, Paciolan, ETix, Tickets.com, ExtremeTix, Archtics and TicketReturn. The experience on multiple platforms provided Jeff with the opportunity to participate in other areas within the ticketing realm such as renewal programs for season seat holders, inventory control, access control for buildings and management of a sales staff.

Jeff serves as a coach for his son’s baseball team and works on special projects, such as building homes with Habitat for Humanity, Outside the Box program with Science Museum Oklahoma and Barons Buddies program with Special Olympics Oklahoma. He and his wife Lisa have two sons, Logan and Hudson.