Simon is CEO of DreamHost, a global web hosting and cloud services company with over 330,000 customers and 1.2 million websites, blogs and apps hosted worldwide. DreamHost develops innovative web and cloud services on open source software for the world's entrepreneurs and developers. With code contributions to WordPress, Linux, Ceph and OpenStack, our engineers look to solve complex infrastructure challenges in simple and elegant ways.
Simon is also Co-founder and Chair of Inktank, the company behind Ceph storage software for public and private clouds, and a Founding Director of the OpenStack Foundation, the leading open source cloud computing platform.
Prior to DreamHost, Simon was Chief Marketing Officer of Pictage, the leading community and web platform for professional photographers to manage their workflow, promote their brand, connect with community and sell their work.
Prior to Joining Pictage in 2009, Simon was SVP Strategy & Business Development at Biggerboat, an online video ad network developing ad targeting technology based on tracked user interests in movies, music and television programming online. As VP Business Development at Authenticlick, Simon developed partnerships with leading SEM advertisers seeking to optimize their spend using Authenticlick's traffic quality intelligence technology.
From 2003-2007, Simon was VP Business Development and Strategy at Affinity Internet, sold to Hostway Corporation. Simon led the transformation of Affinity Internet from a mass market web hosting company to a web services platform company serving over a million customers through co-brand and white label partnerships with AOL, Adobe, eBay, Comcast, Costco and SAP.
Simon came to the US in 2000 as a VC with Allen & Buckeridge, an Australian venture capital firm with over $250M under management. He has. B.Sc. and Law degree from the Australian National University.
VP Strategy & Business Development
Nov, 2007 - Jun, 2008
Founding Board Director at OpenStack
Aug 1, 2012
Chief Strategy Officer
SVP Business Development & Strategy
Jun, 2008 - Mar, 2009
Co-founder & Chair
Dec 28, 2011