Kevin Shepela leads all commerce initiatives and business operations for Fandango, the ultimate digital network for all things movies. Shepela is responsible for developing and managing strategic exhibitor partnerships and overseeing the transactional operations for the company's global suite of ticketing properties, including Fandango, MovieTickets.com and Flixster in the U.S.; Ingresso.com in Brazil; and Fandango Latin America in more than a dozen Spanish-speaking countries across the region.
In recent years, Shepela has been instrumental in extending Fandango's ticketing business to hundreds of new exhibitors and expanding the company's global screen count to more than 45,000. He also oversees Fandango's digital and physical gift card business, selling gift cards online and at more than 77,000 retail outlets nationwide. He also directs the services groups that manage the day-to-day support for both customers and exhibitors. During his tenure at Fandango, Shepela has also led business development and helped expand the company's commerce distribution.
Before joining Fandango, Shepela led business development initiatives across a number of the former Comcast Interactive Media (CIM) properties; most notably, Comcast Digital Entertainment and DailyCandy. Prior to CIM, he was VP of Strategy and Business Development at retail digital ad network RippleTV, focusing on retail distribution and strategic partnerships. Shepela has also held business development roles at Yahoo! Entertainment, Movielink and Loudeye.
Kevin holds an MBA from Pepperdine's Graziadio School of Management and a BA in economics from UCLA.