About Us

Built in 2016, HappsNow's focus has been centered around changing live event experiences for fans and event hosts. HappsNow provides cost-effective event management solutions to help event organizers sell more tickets, market events intelligently and efficiently, and foster more valuable relationships with patrons.

Fueling the Next Generation of Live Events

We are passionate about our technology and focus on providing disruptive technology that positively impacts the fan and enhances the way event creators buy and sell tickets to their live events across sports, music, and events of all kinds.

Executive Team

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Ryan McCann

Chief Executive Officer

Ryan is the founder and CEO of HappsNow, was born with the entrepreneurial bug and has consistently started new ventures. Ryan founded HappsNow in 2016 after noticing a need for change within the live event ticketing space and finding that the industry was ripe for technological innovation. Ryan graduated from Trinity College, and spent time taking various courses at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge.

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Brian Blackman

Chief Marketing Officer

Brian is a marketing and communications professional with years of experience that spans a diverse set of industries. Prior to HappsNow, Brian co-founded ThriveHive Sports & Entertainment which focused on live event digital marketing and analytics. He oversees ‘all things marketing’ for HappsNow, as well as the company’s Partner digital marketing and analytics services.

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Craig Ross

Chief Financial Officer

Craig is an experienced CFO who has assisted various companies achieve scale by bringing financial and operational rigor to all aspects of organizations. Craig brings significant experience in optimizing business processes, system implementations enabling process automation, identifying, and mitigating risk, business KPIs, acquisitions and divestitures, and building teams to support organic and inorganic growth. Craig received his BS in Business Administration with a concentration in finance and accounting from the University of Vermont.

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John Sinnott

Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer at HappsNow, John Sinnott is responsible for all aspects of software development, delivery and operations. Before joining HappsNow, John served as CTO at Enviance, where he led the development team in building the first multi-tenant solution for the Environmental Health and Safety market, which was used by some of the largest companies in the world. John graduated from Pomona College with a degree in Computer Science.

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Chris Nowak

Chief Revenue Officer

Chris is an experienced business development and customer support executive with a demonstrated 28-year history of leading various technology and software-as-a-service sales organizations. As Chief Revenue Officer, Chris’ operational responsibilities include overseeing all sales and customers success functions. Chris resides in Hampton Falls, NH with his wife, three kids and dog.