Zick Named Ovation VP of Business Development

Ovations Food Services has named Jen Zick as vice president of business development to handle the Western Region of its operations.

Jen Zick has been named the new vice president of business development for Ovations Food Service. She will oversee operations in the Western Region of the company’s territory.

“We see enormous opportunities for Ovations and with the support of Jen in the Western Region, we will be able to grow more efficiently,” said Ken Young, Ovations’ president and founder. “With career roots in digital marketing and advertising, Jen will certainly bring creative ideas, connections and a new perspective on ways to expand Ovations’ business.”

Zick has more than seven years in the entertainment industry, and is experiences in ticketing, marketing, sales and technology applications. Most recently, she worked in the same capacity for Tickets.com, where she was responsible for client retention and acquisition as well as internal sales force automation strategy.

Prior to that, she spent five years with New Era Tickets and FanOne Marketing, Ovations’ sister companies under the umbrella of Comcast-Spectacor. Zick has worked with dozens of major league sports entities as well as performing arts and educational clients.

“I have admired the Ovations internal team and company from the sidelines for many years. I could not be more excited to join them and help drive business growth,” she said. “I’m also a foodie with a passion for local, seasonal and sustainable cuisine, which makes me particularly drawn to Ovations and their Everything’s Fresh program.”

Zick received her bachelor’s degree from Villanova University and lives in Orange County, California.