Tailgate Guys has hired A.J. Machosky as Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development. The addition of Machosky follows nearly 40 newly-added management positions and 10 school expansions in 2017.  

Machosky comes to Tailgate Guys with experience from the largest independent secondary ticket marketplace in North America, Vivid Seats. He oversaw more than 50 corporate partnerships in sports and entertainment including premier organizations including ESPN, Fox Sports, Notre Dame, the Big Ten Conference, Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers. Machosky will oversee business development strategy including new property acquisitions, account management, and the expansion of national sales & marketing initiatives.

Tailgate Guys, ranked in the top 5000 fastest growing companies by Inc. Magazine for the past four years, has been recognized for being the emerging leader in the sport hospitality industry. Tailgate Guys propels itself further into the arena of sports hospitality with its newest hire, making waves in the industry with its unprecedented growth.

Parker Duffey, Tailgate Guys CEO and President, commented on the new hire: “At Tailgate Guys, we’re all about our crew, and A.J. is going to be a solid addition. As we further solidify ourselves as a national brand, it’s only appropriate to have a nationally known and respected professional in this new position. A.J. is that guy, and I look forward to taking on the years to come alongside of him.”  

“Enhancing the game day experience is more important than ever,” said Machosky.  “Parker and team have built an incredible culture and hospitality platform that provides a tremendous value for fans and teams everywhere.  I am very excited to bring Tailgate Guys’ turnkey solution to the best sports and entertainment events nationwide.”

Tailgate Guys, founded in 2009, works with athletic entities across the country. Tailgate Guys has set the standard for the athletic hospitality and tailgate service industry. Tailgate Guys’ mission is to provide a superior service to the game day fan, athletic partners, and the communities in which it operates. For more information visit www.tailgateguys.com.