Travis founded Etix in 2000 based on the belief that venues could and should control their own destiny. Travis is a founder and developer of technology and telecommunications service enterprises and graduated with degrees in economics and statistics from North Carolina State University. An active supporter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the organization named Travis 2010 Man of the Year for raising more than $100,000.
Paxton joined Etix in 2015 as President. Prior to Etix, Paxton was a co-founder and Managing Director of a middle-market private equity investment firm and worked in The Carlyle Group's US Buyout Fund on large-cap leveraged buyouts. In addition, he has held roles at Carolina Tractor & Equipment Company and McColl Partners. Paxton is a graduate of Duke University and Harvard Business School.
Joe joined Etix in 2017 as Chief Financial Officer. Joe has brought his financial experience to companies ranging from startups to multinational companies in the live entertainment, ticketing, software, manufacturing and technology industries. Joe established and oversaw the success of European operations for Ticketmaster and was COO/CFO of their Ireland office. He has also held CFO roles at a software company and an action sports watch retailer. Joe is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Connecticut and received his MBA from University of Hartford Business School.
Ben is a seasoned entertainment and software industries professional and proven leader. A graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and Wake Forest University, he co-owned a small record label, worked as an artist manager and co-owned a Richmond, VA music venue. After working at Extensibility, which was acquired by TIBCO software, Ben began working at Etix in 2001 to develop new business and build a sales team for the fledgling ticketing company. He has taken Etix from around 20 clients to over 1,800 clients in over 40 countries and became President of Revenue Partnerships at Etix in December 2015.
Dennis is an entertainment industry veteran with 35 years of ticketing experience working with local, regional and national clients in sports, concerts, attractions and performing arts. In 1982, Dennis launched his career at The Cincinnati Reds. He joined Ticketmaster as General Manager Ohio of Kentucky, and West Virginia in 1986. Dennis joined Etix as Senior Executive Sales, Emerging Verticals and was promoted to Vice President in 2013. He is focused on introducing Etix throughout North America. Dennis is a Six Sigma Black Belt and has been active supporting several industry organizations, including INTIX, IAVM, and IEBA since 1986.