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Team and Brand Building With Sean Moriarty of Leaf Group

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After building brands, teams, and customer bases at companies like Ticketmaster and Saatchi Art, Sean Moriarty was the perfect person to lead Leaf Group as it amassed its portfolio of leading digital brands. On this episode, Sean discusses some of the lessons he’s learned and divulges how he’s helping Leaf Group’s brands experiment in an evolving digital world. 

Tune in to learn:

  • Building the Ticketmaster platform (7:00)
  • Lessons learned from earlier times about team building (8:30)
  • What kind of opportunities are available for brands today within holding groups? (25:00)
  • What commonalities exist across brands? (28:30)
  • How to encourage experimentation while also providing proven best practices (30:00)

About the Guest:

Sean serves as Chief Executive Officer of Leaf Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Graham Holdings. Sean was previously the CEO of Saatchi Art which Leaf Group acquired in August 2014. Sean is also the former CEO and member of the board of directors of Ticketmaster. Sean has also served as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Mayfield Fund and he began his executive experience as EVP, Technology at Citysearch.

Sean currently sits on the board of directors of Eventbrite, a publicly traded company, and has also served on many public and private boards over his career. Sean is actively involved in non-profit work as a board member at CoachArt and is a former member and co chairman of the board of directors of the Pat Tillman Foundation. Sean received his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina and attended graduate school at Boston University and the University of South Carolina.”

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Episode 244