Patron Technology, CEO and Founder

 

Eugene Carr, founder and CEO of Patron Technology, has been an innovator in the area of e-marketing for arts & cultural organizations since 1996, when he founded CultureFinder.com, which became an award-winning nationwide arts calendar and online ticketing service.

Gene earned a BA in history from Oberlin College, and a music degree from Oberlin Conservatory, earning Phi Kappa Lambda honors, and then earned an MBA from Columbia Business School. After receiving his MBA, he worked in Gold and Platinum Card marketing at American Express. Gene worked in arts management serving as the executive director of the American Symphony Orchestra from 1991 to 1996, while serving in the same role for the Concordia Orchestra.

Gene is the author of three books on e-marketing: Wired for Culture: How E-mail is Revolutionizing Arts Marketing (Third Edition, 2007); Sign-Up for Culture: The Arts Marketer’s Guide to Building an Effective E-mail List (Second Edition, 2007); and Web Sites for Culture: Essential Principles for Great Arts Web Sites (2005).