Director of Information Technology

Dave Simon

Dave has over 12 years of experience in technical project management with start-ups and global enterprise organizations, primarily in the finance industry.  A natural entrepreneur, Dave spent the first 5 years of his career in sales until finding his passion – technology leadership.  Dave has been described as a connector who is driven by cultivating meaningful relationships and developing high-performing teams.

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 holds a B.S. in Political Science from DePauw University.