Tom Simon

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Tom knows that the key to new innovation and growth is to ensure there is a differentiated and long-term value for all the key stakeholders in a given market. Tom has leveraged this insight over his 15+ years of experience with marketing and new business development.

Tom led the global launch of a first-of-its-kind mobile processor for Intel driving a win-win-win for channel partners, manufacturing partners, and Intel. As Director of New Business Development for marketing services giant, Valassis, he led the evaluation of over 100 new product opportunities then acted as “the deal guy” building the partnerships needed to take the best of them to market. As Director of Incentive Marketing for Kellogg’s, Tom led the transition from traditional to digital promotions providing wins for Kellogg’s, it’s retail partners and the consumer.

Tom earned an MBA from the University Michigan. He is an active contributor to the entrepreneurial community in Michigan serving as a regular mentor to early-stage ventures. He loves hockey and aspires to master the guitar and French.