Simon has over 25 years of leadership experience in technology, having both launched innovative start-ups and run large companies and divisions.
Prior to Arcspring, Simon did two tours of duty as CEO of Vista Equity Partner based companies. The first was Superion, a large software provider to North American public sector agencies. Simon led a comprehensive transformation in every area of the business focused on product innovation, go-to-market execution, operational efficiency, and high-performing talent while achieving revenue and profit targets. Superion won the Vista “Up-and-Comer” award as the most successfully transformed company among all of Vista’s portfolio companies. Superion was sold after just 18 months of ownership delivering an attractive return. In late 2018, Simon led the acquisition and merger of four public sector software companies in a multi-billion-dollar transaction that created CentralSquare, also a Vista Equity Partners company, with #1 market share in public safety software. In the year following the merger, Simon drove the integration of the businesses, establishing a unified company and platform for growth. During Simon’s tenure, he worked closely with public sector leaders to deploy disruptive digital technologies like artificial intelligence and the internet of things to transform government operations and power superior citizen experiences.
Angove oversaw one of the largest-ever mergers in the government technology space.
Before Superion, Simon led and grew the new global business units focused on digital solutions at Verint, a public global billion-dollar provider of software for customer engagement and cybersecurity. The digital business units, assembled through multiple acquisitions, established new sources of growth beyond the slowing core business in areas like digital engagement, identify analytics, social communities, and digital feedback management. In this role, Simon worked with leading global companies on how to leverage these technologies to transform the customer engagement from traditional face-to-face and phone interactions to more profitable digital engagements. During Simon’s time at Verint the market capitalization of the company doubled in size.
Prior to Verint, Simon was a serial entrepreneur, starting, leading, and growing innovative software companies in areas such as cloud computing, video analytics, and workforce optimization. The last of these was GMT, which he grew over 6 consecutive years while thoroughly transforming the product roadmap, go-to-market operations, shifted to the Cloud, and revamped talent and leadership. Simon successfully sold the business to Verint in 2011 at 17X EBITDA and 5X revenue multiples.
Simon is a native of England and has lived in the United States for over 20 years. He has a BSc in General Management from Boston College.
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