1990, after successfully reselling two hundred
tickets to the Texas vs Arkansas basketball
game, Randy Cohen formed a business plan for
a private ticketing agency. The model was
based on providing a simpler, hassle-free
way for people to acquire tickets to their
CEO, or Chief Energizing Officer, Cohen built
from selling tickets to local Austin, Texas
events to a company known nationally as the
source for premium seating to any major event.
From its original staff of four employees,
TicketCity has grown to a multi-million dollar
business, a 10,000 square foot office and
more than 35 committed employees. TicketCity’s
goal remains to provide each and every one
of their 100,000 loyal clients service beyond
buys and sells tickets to all major concerts,
theatre performances and sporting events worldwide.
They specialize in premium seating and tickets
for sold-out events, including major events
such as the Super Bowl, the Final Four and
is one of the most well-known and successful
entrepreneurs in the secondary ticket market.
As he continues to work to expand TicketCity's market
share, he focuses on acquisitions and developing
large ticket deals. He shares his business
and life wisdom in the forthcoming book Ticket
to the Limit, a personal account of how passion,
purpose and performance can enable one to
build a company from nothing to amazing and
live all their wildest dreams along the way.
active member of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization
(YEO), Cohen is also active within the Austin
business community. He has served on the Ethics
Board of the Texas Ticket Brokers Association
and the Board of Directors for the National
Association of Ticket Brokers (NATB). TicketCity
was named one of the Fab 50 fastest growing
companies six times by Austin Business Journal
and was included in the Inc. 5000 list. The
company was also named Austin Business Journal’s
best place to work twice.
graduated from the University of Texas Business
School with a bachelor’s in Business
Administration and a concentration in marketing.
He also graduated from the MIT Birthing of
Giants and Gathering of Titons programs. Born
in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Cohen lives in Austin,
Texas with his three children and two dogs.