Mr. Simon has extensive experience in finance, operations, management, and administration. Early in his career Mr. Simon held the position of Controller for Green-Tree Communities, a real estate development company in Florida that built three large Planned Unit Developments on Florida’s west coast. Later he moved into the sports world working for Edward J. DeBartolo at Thistledown Racetrack and Louisiana Downs as the track accountant and was promoted to General Manager at Thistledown overseeing 254 days of Thoroughbred Horse Racing per year. Following a successful management tenure, Mr. Simon was asked to move to stabilize the San Francisco 49ers business office for Edward J. DeBartolo, Jr. as the CFO and Vice President of Business Operations, working with Bill Walsh and John McVay, managing the operations of 450 football games including 5 Super Bowls, and 6 international games, as well as managing Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Logistics, administration. Mr. Simon was instrumental in providing players, coaches, and other employees’ financial and fiscal advice and was the primary link to the Owner, Mr. DeBartolo, Jr. After a change in ownership, Mr. Simon was recruited by the Owner of the Oakland A’s to provide investment advice and manage several subsidiary companies including a Helicopter Charter Company, private jet operations, Property Tax presentations and reductions, and mentored for the Oakland A’s. Concurrently, Mr. Simon was hired to facilitate and manage a $2.7 billion aircraft leasing company acquisition for Pacific Life’s subsidiary Aviation Capital Group. Mr. Simon has also served as an investment advisor with Smith Barney, now Morgan Stanley with securities licenses Series 7, 63, 65, and California Insurance license. Mr. Simon also served as CFO, secretary-treasurer, and board member for Goldspan Resources and most recently of Walker Lane Exploration, both publicly held companies.