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He's led Fandango's ambitious expansion beyond movie ticket sales

He's led Fandango's ambitious expansion beyond movie ticket sales

The gig: Paul Yanover is president of Fandango, the biggest online movie ticket seller. Fandango, based in Los Angeles and owned by Comcast Corp.'s NBCUniversal, enjoyed 81% growth in 2015 ticket sales from a year earlier, benefiting from a surge in advance ticket sales for blockbusters such as "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

Blame Canada (and USC): Yanover, 49, grew up in Ontario, Canada, where he also attended college to study computer science and economics. He ended up in Los Angeles, where he earned a master's degree in computer science from the University of Southern California. During his academic studies, he sometimes took classes...

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