Vivid Seats is an independently owned and operated online secondary ticket resale marketplace for fans looking to buy and sell tickets to live concert, sport, and theater events worldwide. The company was founded in 2001 by former college roommates Jerry Bednyak and Eric Vassilatos and is currently headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Vivid Seats was founded in Chicago, Illinois, in 2001 by Jerry Bednyak and Eric Vassilatos, who met in college at the University of Iowa where they were roommates. According to the Crain’s Chicago Business Fast Fifty list in 2012, No. 8 Vivid Seats’ revenue in 2011 was $65 million and at the time, the company also had experienced 1,000% revenue growth since 2006. Like major competitors StubHub, eBay, SeatGeek, and TicketsNow, Vivid Seats serves as the intermediary between buyers and sellers for sports, concert, and theater events held worldwide. Fans selling tickets at Vivid Seats can do so free of charge but will incur a 10% commission fee collected once the tickets have sold.
Highest paying job titles at Vivid Seats include Director of Engineering, Product Management Director, and IT Auditor