Prior to joining Cathay Innovation, Simon spent 4 years at VMware on the Strategy & Corporate Development team which was responsible for leading acquisitions, investments, and strategy. As a Manager, he was involved in numerous transactions focusing on enterprise software sectors such as cloud computing, cybersecurity and mobile/end-user computing.
Before joining VMware, he spent time at UBS in the investment banking division as part of the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications group. While at UBS, Simon advised on capital raises, corporate strategy and mergers & acquisitions for companies in the technology sector.
Simon holds both a B.S. in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business and a B.A. in Operations Research and Management Science from the University of California Berkeley.