Senior Vice President, Ticket Sales and Services
John Beaven is currently in his 17th season with the Golden State Warriors organization, his second as the team’s senior vice president of ticket sales and services. In his current role, Beaven is responsible for all aspects of the team’s ticket and suite efforts, which include the strategic planning and execution for season ticket and single game initiatives, customer service, and premium suite sales and service efforts. Beaven played a key role in the creation and implementation of the team’s innovative Chase Center membership program, and oversaw the transition of the team’s season ticket holder base from Oracle Arena to Chase Center. In addition to his ticketing responsibilities Beaven oversees the team’s events department, planning and executing key events for the organization including the 2018 NBA Championship parade.
Prior to being promoted senior vice president, Beaven served as the team’s vice president of ticket sales and service for the last four seasons, previously serving as the executive director of ticket sales, including in the summer of 2013 when the team surpassed 14,000 season ticket holders for the first time in franchise history. Previously, he also served as the team’s director of group sales for three seasons, when he helped double the department’s annual sales numbers and managed to eclipse the league benchmark of 3,000 departmental group tickets sold per game for the 2009-10 season. He originally joined the organization in 2003 as a season ticket account executive before being named group sales manager two years later.
A native of London, England, Beaven spent his childhood in Sacramento, Calif., before receiving his bachelor’s degree in general biology from the University of California, San Diego in 2002. Beaven has a daughter, Sara, and currently resides in Walnut Creek, Calif., with his wife, Tarah, their son Foster, and dog, Taz.