About Our Staff

Tom Patania
Tom Patania
President/CEO
  • With Select-A-Ticket Since: 1978
  • Favorite Event He Has Attended: Bruce Springsteen for 30 years, the guy brings it night after night doing 3-4 hour shows
  • What Is His Passion: Coaching and helping others
  • Where Were You Born: Bronx, New York
  • A Funny Story: We went to a Van Halen after party.  Eddie Van Halen ended up having a fight with Valarie that night and drank maybe just a little too much and w eended up walking him across the street to his hotel.  From there we handed him off to security at the elevator.
 



Tara Rau
Tara Rau
Vice President of Acquisition and Risk Management
  • With Select-A-Ticket Since: 1991
  • Favorite Event She Has Attended: Super Bowl XXXIV | Atlanta, 2000
  • What Is Her Passion: Being Challenged
  • Where Were You Born: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
  • A Funny Story: A girlfriend and I were at the Izod Center watching a Devils game. In the third period when my favorite player (Mike Peluso) was injured, we decided to leave. We realized we had lost our car and after 15-minutes of walking around the Meadowlands parking lot looking for it, a little pick up truck stopped and the guy said "Need a ride to find your car?" I looked up and it was Mike Peluso! I ended up riding around sitting on Mike Peluso's lap listening to John Mellencamp's 'I Need A Lover' on the radio looking for our car.
 



Joe Nagy
Joe Nagy
Senior Account Executive
  • With Select-A-Ticket Since: 2001
  • Favorite Event He Has Attended: Game 7 of 2003 Stanley Cup Finals
  • What Is His Passion: Hockey(playing, coaching, and cheering on the Devils)
  • Where Were You Born: Somerville, New Jersey
  • A Funny Story: At game 6 of the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals I had some Rangers fans harassing me on the concourse before the start of the game, trying to film me for some web show they were doing.  They were being really obnoxious, so I basically ignored them until they left me alone.  We all know how that game ended(Henrique….It’s Over!).  After I was done jumping around like a kid and hugging everyone around me I thought about how miserable those jerks must be in that moment, and it brought an even bigger smile to my face.
 



Laura Tannis
Laura Tannis
Account Executive
  • With Select-A-Ticket Since: 2013
  • Favorite Event She Has Attended: Taylor Swift Concert
  • What Is Her Passion: All Things Parisian
  • Where Were You Born: Passaic, New Jersey
  • A Funny Story: My friend Jen and I skipped school to go see another friend of ours fake wedding that she was doing for a school project. Neither one of us told our parents that we were not going to school. On our way to the "wedding" our car broke down and we had to call our parents to come get us and explain why we were not in school. It turns out that they already knew we did not go to school because we did not call in to say we would be absent and the school called home looking for us.
 



Dan Pirozzi
Dan Pirozzi
Internet Sales Manager
  • With Select-A-Ticket Since: 2014
  • Favorite Event He Has Attended: Wrestlemania 29, UFC 128, Nine Inch Nails, Wrestlemania 32
  • What Is His Passion: Sports, baseball, football, MMA
  • Where Were You Born: New Jersey
  • A Funny Story: After UFC 128, I was with someone who was from the same town as the guy who just won the UFC championship, Jon Jones.  His manager knew who we were and invited us up to his hotel room and we got to hang out with the new champion for awhile.
 

 



Jaime Baldwin
Jaime Baldwin
Administrative Assistant
  • With Select-A-Ticket Since: 2007
  • Favorite Event She Has Attended: Steeler's Games
  • What Is Her Passion: My family and my work
  • Where Were You Born: Northern New Jersey
  • A Funny Story: There is a plant on the desk in my office that I have been told originally belonged to Tom's mother. The plant is well over a decade old and still growing strong even though nobody ever waters it, nor doesn't it get any sunlight.
 

 

Gregg Kryceski
Account Executive
  • With Select-A-Ticket Since: 2016
  • Favorite Event He Has Attended: 1995 Stanley Cup Finals Game 4, Bane's Final Show, Temple of the Dog at Madison Square Garden
  • What Is His Passion: Using my love for live music and sports to help my clients make memories
  • Where Were You Born:  Hackensack, NJ
  • A Funny Story: A close friend asked myself and a few others to plan his bachelor party in Las Vegas.  We decided amongst ourselves that he would have more fun going to WrestleMania in Dallas.  Not only did we plan a flawless trip, we kept up the Las Vegas story for over a year complete with fake plans.  We decided to tell him the plans right before we boarded for our “layover in Dallas.”  None of us will ever forget the time we almost went to Vegas.
 

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