Ep. 2 – Jacque Holowaty

Jacque Holowaty, long time senior executive, and former Vice President of Ticketing and Client Experience for Spectra Venue Management joins us for Episode 2 of our podcast series. Our own Sara Madrid, Senior Business Development Manager, leads the discussion while Jacque dives into her deep-rooted knowledge of the live event industry. With more than a decade of experience, Jacque discusses the ins and outs of venue and event marketing, growing ticketing revenue, and her initiative to empower women in the live entertainment industry.

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Jacque Holowaty

Senior Executive, Live Entertainment:
With a decade and a half in the sports and entertainment industry, Jacque Holowaty is a sought-after authority on client experience, organizational and strategic leadership, and ticket operations. Jacque began her career with Spectra, a leader in venue management, as a part-time ticket seller.

After quickly advancing through various management roles across North America, she was appointed the company’s first corporate role of Vice President of Ticketing.

Jacque’s leadership role, coupled with her field experience, empowered her to build bold, revenue-generating partnerships and programs that optimized brand alignment and engagement for guests, clients and employees. Elevating operations through technology, she spearheaded numerous programs, such as a digital concierge service, an online employee rewards platform, a sensory inclusion training initiative and ticket insurance standards.

Her patently human touch and passion for creating an affable, diverse and inclusive company-wide–and ultimately industry-wide– culture led her to architect and launch Spectra’s first employee resource group, the Spectra Women’s Network. Serving as the ERG’s Executive Champion, Jacque galvanized a team of 200 to create a platform for the professional development and empowerment of women. What’s more, she is also a member of Chief, a C-Level private network focusing on connecting and supporting women leaders.

Jacque is an exemplar in keeping perspective. Her lifelong motto “Work Hard, but Laugh Harder” has bridged her uncanny, spot-on instincts amidst a constantly evolving industry with an uncommon comfort with being herself. Collectively, her integrity, influence and vision has positioned her as a formidable driver of positive change and innovation.

Sara Madrid

Senior Business Development Manager
Sara Madrid joined the Prolific 1 team in 2012. Her primary responsibilities include overseeing Prolific 1’s portfolio of family and touring show partnerships. Sara and her team collaborate with these partners on a daily basis to provide insight on their ticketing strategy, market performance and sales data. She also is heavily involved with developing new business relationships with venues and promoters.


Ep. 1 – Jarrett Nasca, Chief Operating Officer of the Capital One Orange Bowl

Jarrett Nasca of the Capital One Orange Bowl sits down with our own Eric Lapointe, Head of Sports and Entertainment Partnerships. In this session, Eric and Jarrett discuss the current landscape of live events and COVID-19, Jarrett’s partnership strategy in growing the Orange Bowl over the past few years and what’s next.

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Jarrett Nasca

Chief Operating Officer, Capital One Orange Bowl
Jarrett Nasca is part of the Orange Bowl executive team and was named Chief Operating Officer in July 2014. Jarrett began his tenure as the OBC Vice President of Partnerships in 2008 where he built and guided the Committee’s corporate sponsorship efforts. Within his current role as COO, Jarrett provides overall oversight of the business development division and operation of the Committee’s events.

Eric Lapointe

Head of Sports and Entertainment Partnerships, Prolific 1
Eric Lapointe joined the Prolific 1 team in May, 2015. His primary responsibilities include creating, cultivating and managing each of Prolific 1’s many strategic partnerships and relationships in live event ticketing with professional and collegiate sports teams and venues across North America. He was born and raised in Massachusetts but spent the first 13 years of his career living in Miami, FL and Cleveland, OH respectively, while leading Sales and Service teams for the Miami Heat (NBA), Miami Dolphins (NFL), Cleveland Browns (NFL) and Florida Panthers (NHL) in various mid and senior level sales and management positions. Eric received a B.S. in Sport Management from UMass-Amherst and a M.S in Management from Cambridge College.

About The Capital One Orange Bowl

Capital One Orange Bowl The Orange Bowl is a 370-member, primarily-volunteer non-profit sports organization that promotes and serves the South Florida community. With its primary mission since being created in 1935 to bring tourism to South Florida through an annual football game and events, it has also maintained a legacy of charitable contributions and community outreach. Orange Bowl community outreach efforts are comprised of four pillars: youth sports, fundraising and community events, academic programs and scholarships, and legacy gifts. The Orange Bowl features a year-round schedule of events culminating with the Capital One Orange Bowl on January 2, 2021.


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