Interview with Selina Tobaccowala

Selina Tobaccowala

Selina Tobaccowala is Senior Vice President of Product and Technology at Ticketmaster's Europe division, where she manages the 200-person Product, Technology and Operations team. In addition to launching an entire rebuild of the division's websites, in this capacity Selina is responsible for introducing new products into the European marketplace, as well as integrating newly merged companies into core operations. Previously Selina was Vice President of Online Product and Technology at Entertainment Publications, where she led the company's online sales and technology initiatives -- managing the growth of Entertainment's websites and developing new electronic discounting products and web tools. Prior to joining Entertainment, Tobaccowala founded Evite.com, an online invitation service that lets users organize an offline event online, and which currently sends over three million invitations per month. As Vice President of Engineering for Evite.com, she led the company's development and operations and played a key role in setting the strategic direction with the board of directors. In 2001, Evite.com was sold to Ticketmaster. Tobaccowala managed the transition, then took on the role of Senior Director of Product and Technology for CRM (customer relationship management) at Ticketmaster. Tobaccowala holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science from Stanford University.

Release Date: July 30, 2007