Leadership Team

We’re absolutely dedicated to our customers. That shines through in what customers say about us. According to them? Our people do a pretty good job of making workflow automation pay off.

Paul Hirner | Co-Founder

Paul Hirner

Co-Founder/Executive Chairman

As the founder and CEO of ThinkSmart, Paul led the development and growth of a SaaS workflow automation platform that was eventually acquired by Mitratech. Paul works with the the SimpliGov team in empowering public service organizations to go completely digital with their operational processes by automating and optimizing workflows. The company believes strongly in Digital Transaction Management and is one of the innovators endorsing the initiative for xDTM Standards.

Michael Concannon | Co-Founder

Michael Concannon

Co-Founder/EVP

Michael leads SimpliGov’s engineering, operations, and security teams, ensuring reliability and success for each of our clients; as public service entities, they rely on our platform to be dependable and accessible. Michael began his career in software at Kaiser Permanente and Deloitte Consulting, where he ran multiple large-scale software development and implementation projects, specializing in data-driven application development.

Gary Leikin | CEO

Gary Leikin

CEO

As SimpliGov’s CEO, Gary Leikin leads the SimpliGov team and brings more than 20 years of increasingly senior executive leadership experience to this role. Prior to joining SimpliGov, Gary most recently served as Global Vice President at Frost & Sullivan where he was responsible for building global professional services teams delivering business intelligence and strategic advisory solutions to government agencies and leading technology clients. Gary has deep experience driving digital transformation strategy and building high-growth recurring revenue businesses, and holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

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Paul Hirner

As the founder and CEO of ThinkSmart, Paul led the development and growth of a SaaS workflow automation platform that was eventually acquired by Mitratech. Paul works with the the SimpliGov team in empowering public service organizations to go completely digital with their operational processes by automating and optimizing workflows. The company believes strongly in Digital Transaction Management and is one of the innovators endorsing the initiative for xDTM Standards.

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Michael Concannon

Michael leads SimpliGov’s engineering, operations, and security teams, ensuring reliability and success for each of our clients; as public service entities, they rely on our platform to be dependable and accessible. Michael began his career in software at Kaiser Permanente and Deloitte Consulting, where he ran multiple large-scale software development and implementation projects, specializing in data-driven application development.

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Gary Leikin

As SimpliGov’s CEO, Gary Leikin leads the SimpliGov team and brings more than 20 years of increasingly senior executive leadership experience to this role. Prior to joining SimpliGov, Gary most recently served as Global Vice President at Frost & Sullivan where he was responsible for building global professional services teams delivering business intelligence and strategic advisory solutions to government agencies and leading technology clients. Gary has deep experience driving digital transformation strategy and building high-growth recurring revenue businesses, and holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Scott Jenkins | COO

Scott Jenkins

COO

Scott joined the ThinkSmart team in 2013 as an advisor prior to coming onboard as COO, and has transitioned to the same role at SimpliGov. Scott brings experience of international finance and operations gained from over 20 years in technology. Originally from the UK, Scott gained a degree in Biotechnology before moving into finance with Hitachi, Sony, followed by a number of high growth software product and service companies.

Christina O’ Connell | Director of Operations

Christina O’ Connell

Chief of Staff

As Director of Operations, Christina is responsible for organizing and oversee Simpligov’s daily operations. She ensures a well-coordinated and productive enterprise by creating, streamlining and managing its processes and personnel. Christina has worked across many departments throughout her career, giving her in-depth knowledge and understanding of best practice companywide operations.

David O’ Connell | Chief Information Officer

David O’ Connell

CTO

David leads SimpliGov’s Information Security team specializing in executing and managing information technology risk consulting engagements. His expertise includes evaluating the risks and controls related to managing SimpliGov’s enterprise-wide technical processes, performing detailed security assessments, and implementing continuity and recovery solutions.

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Scott Jenkins

Scott joined the ThinkSmart team in 2013 as an advisor prior to coming onboard as COO, and has transitioned to the same role at SimpliGov. Scott brings experience of international finance and operations gained from over 20 years in technology. Originally from the UK, Scott gained a degree in Biotechnology before moving into finance with Hitachi, Sony, followed by a number of high growth software product and service companies.

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Christina O’ Connell

As Director of Operations, Christina is responsible for organizing and oversee Simpligov’s daily operations. She ensures a well-coordinated and productive enterprise by creating, streamlining and managing its processes and personnel. Christina has worked across many departments throughout her career, giving her in-depth knowledge and understanding of best practice companywide operations.

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David O’ Connell

David leads SimpliGov’s Information Security team specializing in executing and managing information technology risk consulting engagements. His expertise includes evaluating the risks and controls related to managing SimpliGov’s enterprise-wide technical processes, performing detailed security assessments, and implementing continuity and recovery solutions.

Troy Bare | VP of Sales

Troy Bare

VP of Sales

Troy Bare is the VP of Sales at SimpliGov, a leader in government workflow automation and online forms with integrated electronic signatures. He is responsible for helping government and public sector organizations automate processes, advance technology modernization and accelerate delivery of services to better serve their various constituents through digital transformation. Troy has over 20 years of experience in the public sector and has been leading SimpliGov’s sales organization for the past three years. Prior to joining SimpliGov, Troy held roles with increasing responsibilities at EMC, Oracle and Adobe Systems. He has a BA in Economics, from the University of Washington.

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Troy Bare

Troy Bare is the VP of Sales at SimpliGov, a leader in government workflow automation and online forms with integrated electronic signatures. He is responsible for helping government and public sector organizations automate processes, advance technology modernization and accelerate delivery of services to better serve their various constituents through digital transformation. Troy has over 20 years of experience in the public sector and has been leading SimpliGov’s sales organization for the past three years. Prior to joining SimpliGov, Troy held roles with increasing responsibilities at EMC, Oracle and Adobe Systems. He has a BA in Economics, from the University of Washington.

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