Hello. I'm Simon.
In the noughties, I led sales, marketing, and strategic partnerships for enterprise technology companies generating $25+ million in new licensing revenue and $20+ million in recurring subscription revenue.
From 2011-2018 I co-founded ImageBrief, Inc, building digital media marketplaces connecting 12,000+ agencies, publishers and brands with 80,000+ content creators in 169+ countries.
As CEO & Chairman, I led multiple, multi-$ million capital raises and managed shareholder relations. My role included recruiting, training, and leading 40+ product, sales, marketing, and design teams in New York, London, and Sydney, negotiating and securing MSA’s and preferred supplier contracts with 20+ global Fortune/FTSE 500 brands, publishers and agencies.
Since our exit, I spend my time consulting on product, marketing, and revenue growth for brands, publishers, agencies, and new media platforms.
In downtime, I find inspiration from books, videos, and mentors on tech, business, and endurance.
Press and speaking:
IDG Capital O2O markets conference, Beijing, China
WPP STREAM - Antalya, Turkey
Social Media Today
New York Photo Festival
Vivid Festival, Sydney Opera House
Crowdsourcing Week Singapore
SmartCompany Top 50 ‘Tech Pioneers’ 2016
ImageBrief, Inc named TIME Magazine’s ‘Top 5 Companies to Watch’
Inspiration - videos, books, and mentors:
For a masterclass in the fundamentals of product/market fit, growth accounting, and why retention is the number one key metric for growth, nothing beats this Stanford Lecture: ‘How to Get Users and Grow’ by Alex Schultz, VP Growth, Facebook.
On overcoming obstacles and self-motivation, this talk by Dr. Wayne Dyer stopped me in my tracks.
Ray Dalio’s ‘How The Economic Machine Works’ is a lesson I wish I’d learned 20 years ago.
Seth Godin’s talk on Purple Cows and Otaku is still one of my favorite talks on marketing, and being remarkable.
Jim Collins “From Good to Great” helped me better understand the fundamentals of what separates good and great companies.
THERE IS A SAYING, “FIND YOUR GIFT, AND GIVE IT AWAY.”
my gift is making connections - connecting people with people,
people with opportunities, data with insights, and trends with strategY.
I’ve worn lots of hats. Often all at once. Here is a snapshot of my experience and consulting projects. If you’re looking for a gun to lead revenue growth, product marketing, strategic partnerships or digital strategy, I can help.