Meet VBO Tickets

We're a tight knit team that works hard to meet the needs of our customers.

At VBO Tickets we believe technology should help people. We're a San Jose Bay Area based company that provides a robust all-in-one event ticketing solution. Our software helps many local and national organizations run their events and maintain great relationships with their patrons.

David Boehme

David Boehme

Co-Founder / Developer

Coming to the U.S. from Germany at 22 years of age, David quickly developed a strong interest in technology and entrepreneurship. He is a co-founder of VBO, and is primarily involved in product development. After work on Thursday nights, you are likely to find him catching a midnight showing of the latest movie releases. Fun fact: In his teens, Dave was a national champion weightlifter!

Rique Villa

Rique Villa

Vice President of Sales

Prior to joining VBO Tickets, Rique spent 12 years with Penske Automotive Group as Sales Manager overseeing sales and marketing for the leading Audi dealer in the US. Prior, he worked in the beverage industry, managing imports and distribution for four premier distributors, including top Bordeaux importer Wine Warehouse where he served as Regional Manager. His passion for ticketing spawns from his desire to experience the ultimate performance in a breathtaking, surreal and intimate venue.

Ben Stephens

Ben Stephens

Customer Support

Ben is not only the customer support rep for VBO Tickets, he's also a client. After 5 years of being on the promoter side and using VBO, he joined the support team to help other theatres and event promoters. If you live the Bay Area, you can catch him doing improv comedy at the Made Up Theatre and purchase tickets using VBO's software!

Hasan Tariq

Hasan Tariq

Developer / Mobile Development

Hasan has extensive experience in Application Architecture and development. He has over 14 years of technical development experience under his belt. He leads the Mobile app team that develops the iOS and Android app. Hasan loves the outdoors so when he is not developing, he is probably hiking somewhere in the Sierra Nevada.

Mark Cyrus

Mark Cyrus

UI / UX Design

Mark is a designer and front-end developer aiming to solve usability problems on the web. He creates clean designs using modern techniques, with the customer experience in mind. Mark has worked on websites for startups, non-profit organizations, and businesses throughout the San Francisco Bay Area since 2008.

Keith blalock

Keith Blalock

Sales

Keith is a recent addition to our sales team. After finishing San Jose State University, he brings a competitiveness and optimism to VBO Tickets. Coming from a small town, he loves the Bay Area. In his spare time he loves to play competitive sports. Whether it's basketball or a food eating competition, Keith doesn't like to shy away from a challenge.

Mike Fridley

Mike Fridley

Social Marketing

Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Mike Fridley is a social media strategist specializing in Associated Press writing style and copy editing. As a Sherdog.com editor, reporter, columnist and photographer, Fridley has contributed to ESPN’s 'Jim Rome is Burning,' FoxSports.com, the Dallas Morning News and ESPN.com.!

Kirby Pallis

Kirby Pallis

Intern

Coming from the Bay State of Massachusetts, Kirby brings experience in working with some “wicked awesome” festivals all along the East Coast including the MetroFest Arts, Music & Food Truck Festival and Moonrise Music Festival. When she’s not scanning tickets or working on her next event, she enjoys hiking and traveling to new places.

Elena Kaplunovsky

Elena Kaplunovsky

Accountant

Elena takes care of accounting at VBO. She has a BA in economics, certified Tax Preparer, and has a certificate in accounting from De Anza College. She likes to travel and believes that you can understand the world better by going to various places. Elena also loves sports, volleyball, jogging and hiking.