Simon Yencken is an investor in Aconex and joined the board of directors in 2008. He became chairman in 2011. He has had a lengthy career as an entrepreneur and corporate executive, and is an active investor in several other companies.
Currently, Yencken is CEO and co-founder of Fanplayr, which enables online merchants to increase conversions by using Big Data and business intelligence to identify and target site visitors in real time with 'smart and targeted' offers. In addition to Fanplayr, he co-founded NextSet Software, which was acquired by Razor Risk Technologies prior to the latter’s acquisition by TMX. Yencken served on the boards of Razor Risk Technologies and TIBCO Software, where he was also CEO of TIBCO Finance.
Previously, he was managing director of Reuters Financial Enterprise Systems and a member of the Reuters Group executive committee, and earlier served as general counsel and corporate secretary of Reuters Group. Prior to Reuters, he was a partner in Freehills, a leading law firm in Australia. Yencken holds a Bachelor of Law degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Monash University.