MBA (Orfalea College of Business at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo)
Bachelor’s degree in Economics (University of New Mexico)
Simon is a currently co-founder and President of Deep Lens, a US based AI company focused on the deployment of a well known digital pathology platform to pathology labs worldwide with a focus on the identification of patients to clinical oncology trials. Deep Lens is backed by Sierra Ventures, Rev1 Ventures and Tamarind Hill Partners.
Prior to Deep Lens, Simon was the GM of software platforms and analytics at Greenwave Systems, Inc. which acquired Predixion Software, the company Simon founded in 2009 and ran as CEO until its exit in September 2016. Predixion raised over $46 Million from strategic and venture investors and was named a visionary for advanced analytics by Gartner in 2016.
Prior to Predixion, Simon was an operating partner with Triton Pacific Capital Partners, was President and COO of an Oracle consulting company with 600 employees in 10 countries, was a principal with boutique investment banking firm, and in 1998 he co-founded Versifi Technologies, Inc. in Newport Beach, California, a venture backed leader in the enterprise content management space.
Simon is program chairman for Megan’s Wings, a children’s cancer charity and serves on the boards of the President’s Council and the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Orfalea College of Business at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he holds an MBA. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of New Mexico. Originally from Adelaide, South Australia, Simon is also a two time Olympian for Australia in the pole vault, and from 1990-1996 broke 9 Australian and two Commonwealth records while also winning the gold medal at the 1990 Commonwealth Games.
In 2015, Simon Arkell received the award for outstanding CEO for mid sized companies at the Orange County Tech Alliance awards.
Commencement date: January 30, 2019