About the Author
Eugene Carr is the founder and president of Patron Technology and author of "Wired for Culture: How E-mail is Revolutionizing Arts Marketing" (2003) and Sign Up for Culture: The Arts Marketers Guide to Building an Effective E-mail List" (2004).
Patron Technology is an arts e-marketing software company which offers PatronMail, an e-mail marketing system. Its client base of over 200 arts organization in the U.S. and the U.K. includes the Whitney Museum, Cleveland Orchestra, Roundabout Theater, New York City Opera. Prior to Patron Technology, Mr. Carr was the founder and president of CultureFinder.com, an award-winning arts information portal, which was funded by America Online and Comcast.
Mr. Carr has been involved in both arts management and the corporate world for the last two decades. From 1991-1996, he served as the executive director of the American Symphony Orchestra at Lincoln Center, and simultaneously served in the same position for the Concordia Orchestra beginning in 1994. He founded High Five - Tickets to the Arts an award winning organization that offers a five dollar ticket program for NYC high school students sponsored by Citibank & TicketMaster, and served as its first chairman of the board. He earned undergraduate degrees in History and Cello from Oberlin College and Conservatory and an MBA from Columbia Business School.