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John Baier

Vice President, Professional Sports

John Baier serves as Vice President of Professional Sports and Entertainment. He is an experienced executive in the sports industry and provides a unique perspective understanding the needs and priorities of a ticketed venue.  He brings a proven history of business development, customer success, strategic partnerships and organizational growth…all while being obsessed with the customer journey.  John’s extensive knowledge and network in this vertical comes from having 20 years working with such organizations as Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, the Brooklyn Nets, Barclays Center, New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils.  John holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Penn State University.

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(More) Champions Choose Evolv

Congratulations to the Boston Celtics, who on June 17 became not only the 2023/2024 NBA Champions, but also the winningest team in NBA history, earning their 18th title and surpassing their cross-country rival the Los Angeles Lakers....

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Evolv in Action 

Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs for their thrilling overtime victory in Super Bowl LVIII. ...

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The Power of Reach and Impact

Last month, Evolv was fortunate to win two significant sports industry awards.  As part of Sports Business Journal’s annual Tech Week event in New York City, Evolv Express® was named “Best in Fan Experience Technology” and “Best in Sports Technology” for 2024.  In the former category, Express was selected from...

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Six Evolv Customers to Play on Wild Card Weekend 

In my last blog post, I introduced two themes that are worth revisiting on the eve of NFL Wild Card Weekend.  First is the notion – which I would humbly submit is really more of a fact – that “champions choose Evolv.”  Second is the reality that playoff games can...

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Champions Choose Evolv

Congratulations to the Columbus Crew, 2023 MLS Champions!  The Crew, one of Evolv’s earliest sports customers, beat LAFC by the score of 2-1 in the 2023 MLS Cup Final last Saturday.  This is the Crew’s third MLS championship (having won previously in 2008 and 2020), which is a testament to...

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In Praise of Solutions that Really Solve Something

Last Saturday, the Columbus Crew, one Evolv’s almost 40 sports clients, prevailed in their MLS Eastern Conference Semi-Final and will now face FC Cincinnati in the Conference Final this weekend. This battle for Ohio bragging rights and a trip to the MLS Cup Final will take place in Cincinnati rather than...

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Creating Peace of Mind for NFL Tailgaters

The NFL season begins tonight with a much-anticipated matchup between the Bills and the Rams, followed on Sunday by a full slate of games. Over the next 72 hours, people all around the NFL will be finalizing months of preparation, double-checking equipment, and making last minute adjustments in the hopes...

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Improving Gameday Experience from Street to Seat

I recently had the pleasure of participating in a webinar that Evolv co-hosted with the Sports Business Journal.  These “lunch-and-learn” webinars have proven quite popular because they provide useful industry information in just an hour while attendees eat a sandwich (or perhaps a bagel, depending on time zone) at their...

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Transforming the Fan Experience at a Sports Venue Near You

Attending a sports event in person should be exciting; something you look forward to....