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Robert Friend


Robert Friend is Head of Growth at Eventgroove.  He previously served as head of Business Development, Strategy, and Consulting for Patron Technology where he was responsible for developing and implementing market strategies to drive sales, intelligence, and revenue growth. He served in the capacity of Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Hill Arts & Entertainment Systems (before being acquired by Tickets.com) working on both ArtSoft and SportSoft software solutions, and as Vice President of Sales with Choice Ticketing Systems (prior to its acquisition by The Shubert Organization).
In the arts, Robert has served in executive positions with two nationally acclaimed Tony Award-winning theatres, the La Jolla Playhouse and the Long Wharf Theatre, as well as with the historic Garde Arts Center.  He recently completed twenty years as an adjunct for Brooklyn College’s graduate training program in performing arts management delivering its core entertainment marketing curriculum.
Robert is a graduate of Boston’s Emerson College and actively serves on the College’s Board of Trustees. He is a past Board member of the League of Historic American Theatres and the International Ticketing Association (INTIX).
Robert is an active leader in Rotary International, District 7980 in Southern Connecticut, where he recently completed a multi-year tenure as Assistant Governor. He is now serving as Chair of the District’s Public Image and Communications Committee, and in a regional leadership capacity as an Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator (ARPIC) for Rotary Zone 32, supportingthe northeast United States and Bermuda.


Robert Friend