LOS ANGELES, CA (June 25, 2010) – Razorgator, a leader in secondary-market live entertainment ticketing, is proud to announce the hiring of Ismail Elshareef as their new Vice President of Technology.

Elshareef joins Razorgator with 15 years of experience in large-scale web-based software architecture and development. In his role as VP of Technology, Elshareef will provide hands-on oversight of Razorgator’s technology group.

Elshareef, a self-proclaimed “techie with people skills,” plans to not only significantly improve’s performance, but to open up new avenues and methods for ticket purchasing. “Razorgator’s embrace of creativity and innovation are apparent and I’m enthusiastic to start turning ideas into reality,” said Elshareef. “I eventually want Razorgator to enable people to buy any sports or concert ticket available on the market in as little as one click via as many different portals as possible—particularly mobile and social.”

“Ismail combines a passion for technology with strong leadership and mentoring qualities,” said Razorgator CEO Brendan Ross. “His ability to drive implementation of new ideas through both technological expertise and motivation of others is perfectly suited to our corporate vision and established goals.”

Elshareef was recently a featured speaker at the Velocity 2010 Web Performance and Operations Conference in Santa Clara, CA where he discussed the importance of mitigating advertising impact on page performance. Prior to joining Razorgator, Elshareef was the Director of Front-End Engineering at Edmunds where he provided hands-on design and development for the company’s web-based operations, specializing in JavaScript, CSS, HTML, and Flash for the purposes of ensuring optimal performance.

About Razorgator

Razorgator is the leader in Hard-to-Get® tickets for sports and entertainment events worldwide. Razorgator Interactive Group, which operates Razorgator, PrimeSport, and TicketOS is a privately held company headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in Atlanta and Phoenix. Official partnerships with professional sports organizations include the Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers, Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins, the NCAA® - Men's Division I Basketball Championship Tournament, NCAA Men's Final Four®, NCAA Women's Final Four®, NCAA College World Series®, NCAA Men's Frozen Four®, Rose Bowl® and UFC®. For more information, visit or call 1-800-542-4466.

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