Mr. Simon was recognized in Nancy Garrison-Jenn’s survey of the top 200 global executive recruiters and ranked among the top 35 in CableFax Magazine’s most influential in cable. Mr. Simon has served as the chairman of Korn Ferry’s shareholder’s committee and on the Firm’s worldwide board of directors.
Before joining Korn Ferry, Mr. Simon established the entertainment division at the investment banking and brokerage firm, Communications Equity Associates. He was involved in transactions that included music, home video, theatrical exhibitions and television programming. Earlier in his career, Mr. Simon served as vice president at Heron Communications, Inc., where he was involved in the development of new business for its home video company, Media Home Entertainment, as well as general corporate management.
Mr. Simon also served as the deputy staff secretary to President Jimmy Carter and he has held other government and political jobs. Mr. Simon earned a bachelor’s in political science from the University of California at Berkeley.