Greg Bettinelli, MBA ’98

greg.bettinelliGreg has been an affiliated executive at Freeman Spogli & Co. a private equity firm dedicated exclusively to investing in and partnering with management in consumer-related and distribution companies in the United States..

Greg is a senior executive with more than 15 years of experience in the Internet and eCommerce industries.  Greg began his relationship with Freeman Spogli & Co. in connection with the firm’s 2011 investment in Boot Barn and he currently serves on that company’s board of directors.  Looking forward, Greg will assist Freeman Spogli & Co. in facilitating investments in the eCommerce sector.  Additionally, Greg will work with existing portfolio companies to enhance their online businesses.

From June 2009 to March 2013, Greg was the chief marketing officer of HauteLook, a leading online flash-sale retailer.  Launched in December 2007, Los Angeles-based HauteLook was acquired by Nordstrom, Inc.  in March 2011.  Prior to joining HauteLook, Greg served as executive vice president of business development and strategy at Live Nation where he was responsible for strategic direction and key business partnerships for Live Nation’s ticketing and digital businesses.  Before Live Nation, Greg held a number of leadership positions at eBay, including senior director of business development at StubHub.  In this role he led business development, partnerships, sales and seller development, including managing StubHub’s landmark relationship with Major League Baseball.  Prior to his transition from eBay to StubHub, he ran eBay’s Event Tickets and Media businesses and also led eBay’s acquisition of StubHub in 2007.

Greg is also a venture partner with GRP Partners, one of the oldest and largest venture capital firms in Los Angeles and is a co-founder of MuckerLab, a leading mentorship-driven startup accelerator focused on technology entrepreneurs in Los Angeles.

Greg Bettinelli, MBA ’98

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