Mitch Francis founded Tix Corporation in 1993 and has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer since its inception. Mr. Francis is an innovative leader whose inventions have yielded two United States patents with another three inventions patent-pending. All of these inventions have contributed to the unique businesses and success of Tix Corporation. Mr. Francis was one of the first real estate majors in the United States at the University of Colorado and developed numerous shopping centers, office buildings and condominium projects. His real estate expertise has been a valuable asset to the Company in identifying and negotiating its retail facilities which have been a significant element of Tix Corporation's success.
Kim Simon has been employed by the Company for more than ten years. She started her career with the Company in September 1997 as the general manager of the Company's Las Vegas ride simulator attraction (Cinema Ride) at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. She quickly assumed the responsibility for overseeing the management of all of the Cinema Ride facilities and was promoted to Vice President of Operations in May 2001. In March 2007, Kim was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Tix Corp and is responsible for all day-to-day operations. Prior to joining the Company, Kim gained managerial experience with several national companies. She graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor's Degree.
Mr. Handy joined Tix Corporation in March 2010. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Handy , age 42, was a consultant to several public companies involved in the entertainment industry in the areas of business development and SEC reporting and compliance. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Handy held positions of increasing responsibility, including Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of SM&A, a former publicly traded professional services firm. Previous to his employment with SM&A, Mr. Handy held various management roles in high technology manufacturing and service companies, including working abroad for a U.S. high technology manufacturer. Mr. Handy also served as Senior Auditor, Business Advisory and Audit Services, for Deloitte & Touche LLP.