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 touch down.
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 Medfield, MA.
JEFF ROBERTS - National Sales Director
Jeff brings brings a background of over 18 years of sales, business development and marketing experience in toy and sports novelty.
Prior to joining Thatís My Ticket, Jeff has spent time in the toy and sports novelty industry. Upon college graduation he took an internship with ABS Sports and was part of the Monday Night Football broadcast and has always wanted to combine his love of sports with business. Most recently he came over from Trends International, LLC where we oversaw key accounts across the US marketplace. Additionally, Jeff has held high level positions as the Vice President of Sales at Nikko USA and has owned and operated his own company at RobertsBlumberg and Flipp Sports which was a sports licensed product line.
Jeff is an avid sports fan and while he resides outside of New England he remains a loyal Boston sports enthusiast. His background of sales, business development, marketing and launching product lines brings a wealth of experience, passion and knowledge of both retail and industry to Thatís My Ticket. Jeff holds a B.S. in Sociology from Salem State University and resides in Plano, TX with his wife Kate and their son and daughter.
CHRIS SPEAKMAN - Creative Director
A lifelong lover of sports as well as a passion for history drove Chris to create "Sports Propaganda" prints. Conceptually inspired by the various war-like rivalries around sports as well as propaganda art from the 1940's, the art actively recruits fans to support their favorite team.
Chris's work has been commissioned by companies such as Dunkin Donuts, Ironclad Authentics and Topps Trading Cards. His art was selected for the cover the of the 2011 MLB All-Star Game program and for the cover of the 2013 Beckett Magazine Art Issue. His work has also been featured in the Boston Sunday Globe, ESPN.com and on CBS-Boston TV.
A 1998 graduate of the University of Hartford with a BA in Illustration, Chris Speakman grew up on the south shore of Massachusetts. He now lives in Waltham, Massachusetts. Sports Propaganda was acquired by That's My Ticket in January 2013 and as part of the merger, Chris took over the reigns of Creative Director for That's My Ticket. However and rest assured, all Screen Prints are and will continue to be made by Chris.
Stephen Patkin - Chairman and 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 in 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.