Chief Strategy Officer
Michael Simon is the Chief Strategy Officer of BlackFin Group. In his role, Michael is responsible for overseeing the design, development, and implementation of BlackFin Groups strategic initiatives that will allow us to best serve our client’s needs. Focused on developing and delivering internal and external strategies, products, and services which are in direct alignment with BlackFin Groups vision, mission, and values. Michael has over twenty-two years leadership and management experience in FinTech, mortgage banking, and the financial services industry. Most recently, Michael held leadership roles at Ellie Mae and Accenture World-Wide. In his prior roles he has been responsible for leading and managing the development and delivery of multiple multi-million-dollar projects both domestically, and internationally, while managing teams of 120+. Notably, Michael developed and implemented a multi-session training platform for users in six continents, with an audience of nearly 370,000. Michael has a proven history of success in overseeing the development and delivery of strategic initiatives with the likes of TD Bank, UBS, PennyMac, AmeriHome, and University Bank in Michigan. Michael is skilled in the analyzing and designing solutions and services that will deliver high impact results for his firm and our clients. In addition to his extensive experience in financial services, he holds multiple training, management, and agile methodology certifications and designations. Throughout his career, Michael has been a public speaker, trainer, sales strategist, problem solver, negotiator, and collaborator amongst executive teams. Michael is routinely recognized for his global view of an organization, ensuring successful adoption of key strategies and initiatives that maximize ROI of time, money, people, and process. His background in training, change management, project management, coupled with his ability to success design and execute makes him a valuable asset to the BlackFin Group executive team.