SAN DIEGO – March 27, 2014 – GovX.com, the largest online network for military and government personnel, today announced Eric McCue as its new president. The entrepreneur and sports operations executive brings more than a decade of experience in high-growth operations, sales, marketing and strategic partnerships.
“With a rapidly expanding e-commerce, sports and ticketing division at GovX.com, Eric’s experience in managing high-growth, Internet-driven operations with special expertise in online sports and outdoor event registrations, makes him a natural fit for our leadership team,” said Marc Van Buskirk, CEO and co-founder of GovX.com. “With Eric’s proven experience in strategic planning and scaling growth, GovX.com is well-poised to further broaden its leading role in providing exclusive discounts to current and former members of our armed forces, government, first-responders and related government employees, all offered within the context of relevant content for a privileged community.”
The announcement comes as the company’s accelerated growth has led to an expanding senior management team. As such, former chairman and president of GovX.com, Tony Farwell, will continue as chairman and co-founder. Marc Van Buskirk remains as CEO and co-founder, while Shannon Van Buskirk will be elevated from COO and co-founder to vice chair and co-founder. Also joining the GovX.com leadership team is Amber Martin, vice president, digital marketing and analytics.
Prior to joining GovX.com, McCue was an executive at The Active Network, Inc. for nearly 14 years, most recently serving as senior vice president and general manager of its popular sports division, which operates the world’s largest cloud-based platform for event/race/walk registrations. During his time with Active, McCue was instrumental in helping to lead the early stage company to nearly half a billion in revenues, which then led to the company’s initial public offering and, more recently, its sale for just over one billion dollars to Vista Equity Partners.
McCue earned a bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College. Today, he serves on the Board of Directors for Triathlon America, and is an entrepreneur-in-residence with San Diego Sports Innovators.
About GovX, Inc.
GovX.com, owned and operated by San Diego-based GovX, Inc., is the leading online military and government discount shopping destination for those in the U.S. Armed Forces and government, including active, reserve, former and retired military personnel, and those in police, fire, FBI, DEA, Border Patrol and related government agencies. Through GovX.com, qualified members have unique access to purchase premium off-duty lifestyle products, on-duty tactical gear directly from manufacturers, as well as tickets for select teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, and tickets to events and concerts at exclusive and privileged prices well below those offered to the public. GovX.com is a controlled-access e-commerce site, ensuring that military and government discount pricing is accessible only to the very deserving group of qualified members, not to the general public. The products offered on GovX.com are not closeouts or discontinued items, but everyday premium brands. For more information, visit www.GovX.com.
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