Simon is Marqeta’s Chief Executive Officer, leading the company’s strategic direction, development and delivery of the company’s products. Simon is a veteran product leader, entrepreneur and investor with over 25 years of experience in B2C and B2B companies. He’s passionate about building, scaling and distributing products that have the power to delight hundreds of millions of consumers, businesses and developers.
Simon has a keen ability to work with diverse teams of all sizes, from small startups to large, multi-thousand-person global teams. He is a team builder and player who is always focused on attracting, mentoring and learning from top talent. Simon invests in the growth and success of his team members and colleagues.
Prior to Marqeta, Simon played a key role in helping to build four different companies from scratch, including Flurry, Inc, which was acquired by Yahoo, where he was the CEO. He’s also held a number of leadership roles at Twilio, Yahoo, Novell, and Worldtalk. Simon graduated from Syracuse University with a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and also has a Bachelor of Engineering degree with a major in Electrical Engineering from the American University of Beirut.