Simon is a manager in Bridgespan’s San Francisco office. Prior to joining Bridgespan he worked at Learning for Action, a boutique consulting firm providing evaluation services to the social sector. He offers deep strategy, evaluation, and research experience. Simon received his PhD in Sociology from UC Berkeley, where he also worked with the Haas Center for Responsible Business, and a BA with distinction from Pomona College. As part of his doctoral studies, he investigated the impact of donor funding patterns on nonprofits in southern Africa, the expansion of welfare programs in Brazil, as well as corporate responsibility practices among the agricultural and consumer goods industries. Simon’s graduate work was supported by major grants from the US Department of Education and University of California. Before graduate school, Simon delivered and managed public health programs with the UCSF AIDS Research Institute.