Tim Prukop is responsible for driving sales and business development at VenueNext, where he brings over 20 years of experience in delivering pioneering technology into the sports and new media markets. Prior to VenueNext, Tim was Vice President of Sales, Sports and New Media for LiveU Inc., where he led the effort to deliver LiveU's patented bonded-cellular video uplink technology to the market.
Before joining LiveU, Prukop was Vice President of Sales at Conviva and managed the North American sales team where they provided streaming video technology for customers such as ESPN, HBO, Turner Sports, MLBAM and NBC. Prukop held a similar position as Vice President of Sales for Demand Media where he led the effort to introduce the Pluck social media platform that many publishers use today to interact with their fans (including NFL.com, MLB.Com, and the USA Today). Earlier, Prukop was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at XOS Technologies which provides the video editing systems used by NFL and College coaches to analyze film and prepare their teams for games.
Before entering his professional sales career, Prukop enjoyed a 14 year career as a professional football coach with stints at teams including; Arizona State University, University of Southern California, Amsterdam Admirals (NFL Europe). Prukop holds an MA in Political Science and International Relations from Arizona State University at Tempe, Arizona and a BA in Political Science and International Affairs from University of California at Davis.