Transform Your Live Events
Extend Your Promotional Presence
Create New Sales Channels
What is Venuing?
Venuing Inc is a cutting-edge NYC technology firm that is revolutionizing the way fans, users and consumers become engaged to their major interests. Venuing can accommodate your business needs via custom, or turn key, white-labeled solution to maximize your vendor relationships, generate additional advertising revenue and increase the value of your brand. Communicate directly with your users utilizing geo-fencing, world class functionality, to ensure efficient target marketing for local, or at home, consumers.
Venuing provides stakeholders with more power and revenue streams than ever before.
We specialize in:
Application Development, Website Construction, Back-end Systems, Mobile E-Commerce
Our Mobile Retail Application
Our team understands how nothing is more valuable than your brand and your consumers and fans. This is why our products are built in modular fashion, freely customizable to your group’s needs, and labeled with the name of your brand.
For operators of large retail power centers we offer:
- A completely flexible, extensible ad service network.
- Real-time analytics and network feedback.
- A promotional vehicle with the ability to turn on a dime depending on retailer and consumer demand.
For event organizers of all kinds, our in-venue systems amplify the core messages of your corporate sponsors by extending their promotional presence seamlessly into a white-labeled environment that you control from top to bottom.
Venuing connects you to users, gathering pertinent data that provides insight into their experiences in real time.
Venuing’s apps can provide you with real-time ad channels and provide your users with the opportunity to make spontaneous purchases in moments when they are most engaged. Through our fully customizable retail and sponsorship modules, our application systems become a new sales channel for your organization while providing the kind of consumer feedback you have never before enjoyed.
For retail centers, Venuing can give you the ability to reach your most active consumers via a direct channel customized to your needs and labeled to serve your brand.
For event operators, Venuing connect you to the fans that are actually in your live audience (not always the person who bought the ticket!) so you can see how fans are experiencing your live events in real time and react appropriately.
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Ira Eckstein Founder and CEO
Venuing was founded by Ira Eckstein in the spring of 2009. The idea/concept – as with most start-ups – has evolved into what it is today by testing various concepts, versions and approaches to the solution. Ira Eckstein began his career working at MSP Trading where he spent seven years learning various aspects of the business (1984-1991). He started as a runner bringing different orders to the various trading pits, before moving up, becoming a phone clerk, and eventually a floor broker – where he was responsible for executing multi-million dollar orders. In 1993, Ira decided he was ready to start his own firm and founded Area International Trading Corp which focuses on brokering crude oil.
In May of 1998, Area International Trading Corp acquired a seat on the NYMEX (NYSE: NMX). Ira is one of 816 original equity owners of the NYMEX which in November 2006 went public on the NYSE.
Since its inception in 1993, Area International Trading Corp has grown into one of the leading crude oil brokerage firms on the NYMEX and has represented as much as 10% of the total crude oil options traded on the NYMEX. Primary clients include leading banks, hedge funds, oil companies and spec traders.
Leon Nitka Managing Partner
Leon Nitka joined the Venuing team in early 2013 but has already made a lasting impact. Spearheading many of the company’s endeavors, his experience has proved invaluable.
Leon has been actively involved in the retail industry since a very young age. In the early stages of his NYC career, he was involved in pioneering one of SoHo's flagship businesses; YRB NYC. At YRB Leon was able to shadow Marc Ecko and watch his vision come to life as millions of people made YRB a must see retail shopping experience. Over 5 years; Leon stocked shelves, delivered magazines, established a multi-million dollar e-commerce website and became assistant publisher at YRB Magazine.
His next adventure was with Russell Simmons, where he successfully launched the Pastry Brand. Thanks to MTV, Run’s House topped the reality TV charts and highlighted Vanessa, Angela, and the Pastry brand. Leon pioneered various sales strategies which provided his global sales team with more efficient ways of capturing purchasing department budgets.
He obtained dual bachelor’s degrees in both Economics and Finance at the Leon Hess Business School at Monmouth University. After helping to raise 2.5million for the first ever campus trading room and founding Monmouth University’s Investment Fund – Hawk Capital, Leon was recruited into the Industrial Services Industry.
During his time in the Industrial Services sector, Leon was appointed Project Engineer for R. Baker, a well-known provider of service in the national and international markets. Leon actively managed the finances of projects at Ground Zero, Statue of Liberty, The UN, Phillips 66, Kinder Morgan, GlaxoSmithKline and Merck. Leon also worked directly with the largest construction managers in the world at all levels of profession. Those companies include: Skanska, Jacobs Engineering, Tishman Construction and Turner Construction.
Leon also sits on the Board of ARKL Properties, YRB NYC Inc and USA Property Group. He is also invested in his passion of classic truck restoration as founder of Dividend Classics based in Deal, NJ.
Daniel Woods Chief Operating Officer
Daniel Woods is a recent graduate of American University ’12 where he finished with a B.S.B.A focusing on Finance. He joined the Venuing team in 2012 and took over all finance related activities.
Daniel has held multiple finance related positions in his brief work history. At the age of 16 he was a customer service representative for Palisades Federal Credit Union. After four years at the credit union he redirected his professional path to Active International, an asset trading company, where he worked as a billing specialist from May 2010 to August 2011. Post-graduation, Daniel went straight to work on the New York Mercantile Exchange for Area International Trading Co, a commodities brokerage firm, and was a phone clerk before coming to Venuing Inc. He has since taken the lead on all accounting and capital raise activities and has been an integral part to the Venuing team.
David Lin Chief Technology Officer
As a digital innovator, David has been hands-on in shaping many global companies. Recently, David was the Director, Interactive Development at Polo Ralph Lauren, where he is in charge of technology for the Interactive Creative Group globally. Having come from an agency background, where he held management level positions and senior technical level positions in large agencies like Razorfish and Ogilvy Interactive, David has a good balance of digital strategy as well as a good understanding of corporate governance and process.
David’s experience spans both front-end and back-end technology. Being hands on in enterprise level systems architecture to n-tiered application architecture, his depth of knowledge spans through many interactive technologies such as Flash, iPhone SDK, AJAX, and many rich media application libraries.
James Tobin Business Development
James joined the Venuing team in the fall of 2013. James was born in New Jersey but grew up in London U.K. where his passion for sports was born. After graduating college with a business degree with a concentration in marketing, he began working with a small sports marketing firm in NYC where he handled the social media for a number of local MMA fighters and worked with ex-NFL athletes doing research and development on various projects. After getting a taste for sports as a business, James took a job with ESPN doing production for various live sporting events in the New York area including Monday Night Football Wednesday Night Baseball and The NFL Draft. Along with business development, James is the main writer for Venuing’s sports blog Venuinglive.com
Eric Hurst Director of Investor Relations
Joseph Lisi Master Moderator
Joseph Lisi will be Venuing’s new master moderator for the Venuing Live mobile application. Joe has extensive experience with NCAA Football and Basketball. He currently publishes articles for rantsports.com and goforthe2.com all the while having numerous podcasts featured on Blogtalkradio; where he interviews current, and former, collegiate and professional athletes.
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