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Dave Simon

Director of Information Technology

Dave has over 12 years of experience in technical project management, systems management, and driving operational excellence and efficiency for start-ups and global enterprise organizations. This background lends itself perfectly to his role at GrowthPlay, where he heads up the team responsible for translating sales research into proprietary software applications and sales talent assessments that allow our clients to make data-driven decisions.

Prior to joining GrowthPlay, Dave worked at Morningstar in senior IT project management roles until transitioning to software engineering management. Dave was a member of Morningstar’s Technology Council, providing leadership on technologist training and development, communications, and the early-talent, Technology Morningstar Development Program. Dave was on the core team responsible for leading Morningstar’s transformation from on-premise infrastructure to Amazon Web Services. During that time, he became an Amazon certified solutions architect – associate. He is also a Certified Scrum Master and earned his CFA Institute Investment Foundations Certificate.

Dave has been described as a connector who is driven by cultivating meaningful relationships and developing high-performing teams. He does this through his pragmatic approach, an ability to build trust, and his clear and concise communication style. Dave’s style and approach allow him to easily embed GrowthPlay’s sales research into our sales talent assessment product roadmap.

Dave holds a B.S. in Political Science from DePauw University. When he’s not working, Dave enjoys spending time outdoors skiing, golf and biking, and has a deep affinity for music and art/design.

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