Simon graduated from The University of Texas with a BBA in finance and a minor in management information systems.
Simon started his financial services career with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, in private wealth management. While there he attained a Series 7 General Securities License, a Series 66 Uniform Investment Advisor License and a Certified Financial Manager designation. In 2002, Simon left Merrill Lynch, and from 2002 to January 2010 he served as a senior account executive and vice president for oil and gas exploration and production drilling programs. During this time he was responsible for financing over 200 different drilling operations along the gulf coast, and raised approximately $50 million in capital.
In January 2010, Simon founded SIM Consulting, LLC, and co-founded Fractal Capital Management, LLC. SIM Consulting, LLC was a boutique investment bank that raised VC capital for emerging growth companies in the healthcare space. Fractal Capital Management, LLC is the General Partner for the Hedge Fund, Fractal Capital LP.
Simon joined White Rock Advisors, LLC as a Managing Director in August, 2010, where he attained the new Series 79 Investment Banking Representative designation from FINRA.
Simon is an investment banking executive with a specialty in private debt/equity offerings, buy/sell side mergers and acquisitions and distressed corporate restructure and refinance. He has assisted a wide variety of companies through acquisitions, capital raises, majority and minority recapitalizations, litigation support and restructurings.
PROFESSIONAL & BUSINESS AFFILIATIONS
Simon is a managing director of White Rock Advisors. White Rock Advisors is a FINRA registered broker dealer, where Simon holds his Series 7, 66 and 79 licenses, and is a wholly owned affiliate of Chapman Hext & Co., P.C. White Rock Advisors serves as the investment banking arm for Chapman Hext with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and consulting.
In addition, he is associated with the White Rock Venture Fund. The fund consists of investments in various companies needing growth capital.
Simon and his wife, Valerie, have three children and live in north Dallas. They are involved in sports, numerous school activities as well as their church, Preston Trail Community Church.