DEAN MACCHI - President & Founder
Dean is the President and Founder of That's My Ticket, LLC. His background is the perfect combination of all the key areas required to lead TMT including marketing, management, picture framing, art, and music.
Prior to starting That's My Ticket in 2003, Dean spent 12 years in the direct marketing industry. He was the Director of Lycos Direct, the direct marketing services division of the Internet portal Lycos.
He has held director level positions at email marketing companies Wired Empire and Naviant (acquired by Equifax). Additional experience comes from one of the nations largest direct marketing agencies, Digitas
, as well as Appleseed's, a specialty cataloger.
As both a part-time business and a hobby, Dean perfected his picture-framing skills for more than 10 years prior starting That's My Ticket. He has completed numerous framing courses through PFM Seminars. Throughout the years he has designed and framed thousands of complex sports and music memorabilia pieces.
Dean has collected tickets since attending his first baseball game at Fenway Park in 1977 (ticket right). His first concert was the Cars at the Hartford Civic Center in 1982 (ticket below). Since then he has kept every ticket to every sports event and concert he has attended. From James Taylor to Metallica and everything in between, he has seen several hundred concerts. A New England Patriots season-ticket holder since 1994 and a Boston Bruins season ticket holder for five seasons, Dean has also been to several hundred sports events. He's is proud to be a spoiled Boston sports fan who has had the rare and amazing fortune of witnessing all of his favorite sports teams win championships; Patriots in 2001 (Super Bowl 36), Red Sox in 2004, Celtics in 2008 and Bruins in 2011. Of course he has a Ticket Frame for each.
Shortly after college Dean began collecting sports tickets. Today his combined personal and business collection numbers in the tens of thousands. He compiled one of the top five complete sets of PSA graded Super Bowl ticket stubs in the country and is considered an expert in the area of ticket collecting. He is currently working on a set of tickets from every game in which Jerry Rice scored a touchdown.
Dean holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a minor in Art from Salem State University and an M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship from Babson College. Dean, his wife Kimberly and their three daughters live in Wayland, MA.
Stephen Patkin - Founder, Autopart International.
Stephen Patkin started Autopart International in 1957 when he took a summer job sourcing parts for his family's Fiat, Renault car dealership. The need for these hard-to-source parts was the catalyst for the start of the aftermarket parts business. Patkin steadily grew the company over the years. Prior to selling the company to Advance Autopart in 2005, annual sales topped $90 million. Today, Autopart International remains one of the industry's fastest growing and most stable companies. It employs more than 1,700 people, and maintain in excess of 360,000 square feet of triple-height warehousing capacity at its central distribution facility alone.