Mr. Simpson is a global technology leader with over 25 years of software development
and IT experience across start-ups, government and large public companies.
Mr. Simpson, Vice President of Engineering at Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:
CHH), leads the company’s Cloud Engineering and Franchisee Systems organizations.
He is currently driving the Infrastructure and Operations teams to migrate all services
and applications to AWS and also adopting best-in-class Saas solutions and looking for
game changing technology that will help drive value for the business.
Prior to joining Choice Hotels, Mr. Simpson was the Chief Technology Officer for the
State of Arizona, where he authored the state’s Cloud First policy and drove technology
transformation. Mr. Simpson was instrumental in unifying over 30 state email platforms
onto Google’s Workspace, over 30,000 accounts were migrated at a cost savings in the
multi-millions for the taxpayer. He also drove migration of many applications to the
cloud, while ensuring Arizona has more cloud applications running on Amazon Web
Services than any other state in the union.
Mr. Simpson is a member of the Menlo Ventures CxO group and sits on numerous
customer advisory boards for companies like NetApp and Veza.
Mr. Simpson holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Arizona
State University and an MBA from ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business. After college
Mr. Simpson worked as an engineer and engineering leader at companies such as
Inter-Tel and GoDaddy.