Taymar Sales U. is the realization of a dream four decades in the making. Founder and CEO Mark Dyer worked with some of the great entrepreneurs in college athletics, and always wanted his own company in the space. After a successful run as the head of IMG College’s entrepreneurial division, including the launch of what became IMG Learfield Ticket Solutions, Dyer felt it was time to begin the first step toward fulfilling that dream in August, 2017. One year later, Taymar Sales U. landed its first ticket sales management client, the University of Kentucky. After posting unprecedented results, Taymar is now taking its innovative business model and high-energy focus approach to other schools.
Mark Dyer started his career at Host Communications, under the tutelage of college sports business legend Jim Host. Years later, he was recruited to NASCAR by sports industry wunderkind George Pyne and he followed Pyne to IMG in 2009. Dyer played an important role as Pyne began acquiring companies in the collegiate space, and he renewed relationships with other entrepreneurial legends like Bill and Pat Battle and Ben Sutton as IMG acquired their companies.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Kim Parsons was a crucial member of the IMG College and IMG Learfield Ticket Solutions leadership team. There, as the Vice President of Business Ventures, she played a critical role in the division growth by leading several acquisitions, and with the formation of the IMG Learfield Ticket Solutions joint venture. She led the IMG College Seating division for several years managing more than 100 college, NFL and racing clients. Most recently, Parsons was Chief Financial Officer for sister companies, Seating Solutions and DreamSeat.
SVP - PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT
Joe Rickert has over 10 years sales and leadership experience in professional & collegiate sports. He served as the Manager of Ticket Sales for the Atlanta Hawks, where he oversaw staff sales training, development and growth, while pioneering an expanded Ticket Sales department which resulted in significant revenue growth and the promotion and placement of many of his team members throughout the industry. Prior to that, Rickert was a revenue leader in the Atlanta Hawks Group Sales department.
Taymar Sales U. introduces a new partner-centric model allowing for an open, creative and collaborative approach between the vendor and the athletics department focused on building ticket sales and attendance.
“As we continue the momentum of our athletic department and implementation of our strategic plan, it is critical that we utilize the most effective strategies in outbound sales as well as customer service aspects of our ticket operations,” said Wren Baker, UNT Vice President and Director of Athletics. “We are excited about this new partnership …Learn More //
“We very much enjoyed having Taymar Sales U. on the Ole Miss campus,” said Wesley Owen, Ole Miss Associate Athletics Director – Resource Development. “Both our development and ticket sales staff were able to gain valuable training and insight on the sales process, customer service strategies and how to build and maintain relationships with our …Learn More //
“This is an exciting time for Georgia Southern and we are pleased to partner with Taymar Sales U., the fastest growing ticket sales company in the space,” commented Tom Kleinlein, GS Director of Athletics. “Fan engagement is key to our future success and we are thrilled to be able to develop an increased level of …Learn More //
“We are excited to partner with Taymar Sales U. in our quest to improve tickets sales for Georgia State athletics events,” said Georgia State AD Charlie Cobb. “Mark Dyer is very respected in our industry and we look forward to positive results from this partnership. Most importantly, we think our current and future fans will …Learn More //
“The way fans attend and consume collegiate athletics events is ever changing,” said Brian Broussard, LSU Associate Athletic Director for Ticket Sales & Operations. “We are constantly in search of ways to improve how we communicate with our current supporters and more creative in the way we bring new fans into the fold. We are …Learn More //
“We are in a changing marketplace when it comes to the way fans buy tickets to sporting events,” University of Kentucky Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart said. “For that reason, it’s important that we are both innovative and personal in the way we connect our fans to our teams and convey to them how important their …Learn More //
Taymar Sales U. operates under the mantra of "People, Plans, & Execution." Our people process is the most thorough in college sports and our culture is one of daily performance.
Taymar Sales U. hires top talent to be a part of a fast-paced, dynamic environment with quick career growth and daily development opportunities through easy accessibility to senior management.
Send your resume to Kparsons@taymarventures.com to be considered for future opportunities.
Taymar Sales U.’s General Manager – Ticket Sales position will be responsible for the overall athletic department relationship, property operations, and management of the TSU team. The GM will uphold TSU’s performance culture by measuring individual goals against various different metrics while providing motivating selling …LEARN MORE
Taymar Sales U.’s Account Executive – Ticket Sales position will learn and expand his/her knowledge of the fundamentals of the sales process and be provided the opportunity for rapid career advancement to Senior level sales roles, and General Manager positions. Responsibilities: Sell a full menu …LEARN MORE