Our Team 2018-08-08T07:54:32+00:00

Our Team

An eclectic team. A unifying vision.

We’re absolutely dedicated to our customers

That shines through in what customers say about us. According to them? Our people, from the top on down, do a pretty good job of making workflow automation pay off for them.

Maybe it’s because we’ve got such an eclectic team. We’re not a typical Silicon Valley startup; everyone at SimpliGov brings their very unique strengths and inventive perspectives to bear on a single mission, though: Finding innovative solutions to customer problems.

Who would have guessed that an Olympic karate competitor, a triathlete, a reformed dentist and a certified EMT could build such an amazing place to come to work?

Paul Hirner | CEO

Paul Hirner
CEO

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. Today, Paul leads 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 | Executive VP

Michael Concannon
Executive VP

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.

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.

Paul Hirner
CEO

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. Today, Paul leads 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
Executive VP

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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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.

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Christina O’ Connell | General Manager, EMEA

Christina O’ Connell
Director of Operations

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
Chief Information Officer

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

As SimpliGov’s VP of Sales, Troy Bare focuses on helping public sector organizations deploy digital transformation solutions that will improve how they interface with their various constituencies. Troy has deep experience creating sales opportunities for enterprise solutions and navigating government procurement processes, and has worked for several major technology organizations including EMC, Oracle, and Adobe Systems.

Christina O’ Connell
Director of Operations

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
Chief Information Officer

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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Troy Bare
VP of Sales

As SimpliGov’s VP of Sales, Troy Bare focuses on helping public sector organizations deploy digital transformation solutions that will improve how they interface with their various constituencies. Troy has deep experience creating sales opportunities for enterprise solutions and navigating government procurement processes, and has worked for several major technology organizations including EMC, Oracle, and Adobe Systems.

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Dani Dayan | General Manager, EMEA

Dani Dayan
General Manager, EMEA

Dani heads up SimpliGov’s South African division, where he leads the Account Management team and oversees the day-to-day operations of the South Africa Office. He thrives in high-pressure environments and loves the thrill of building and growing new businesses from the ground up.

Roman Polunin | VP Engineering

Roman Polunin
VP Engineering

Roman is an experienced software engineering leader, expert in multi-tenant SaaS and enterprise information systems. Prior to re-joining the team at SimpliGov, he ramped-up engineering effort at ThinkSmart between 2014 and 2017, and led multiple software engineering and integration projects at Vituity, always in simultaneous technical and managerial capacity. Roman enjoys building and working with teams but remains an engineer at heart, never letting non-technical duties consume his time entirely.

Gilberto “Gil” Pelayo | Solutions Consultant

Gilberto “Gil” Pelayo
Solutions Consultant

As a Solutions Consultant for SimpliGov, Gil provides technical guidance and expertise to Public Sector organizations looking to optimize and automate existing business processes to more efficiently support both internal and external customers. Gil has over 10 years of Public Sector experience working in a Sales and Solutions Consultant capacity for companies such as EMC, Oracle and Dynamic Systems (Oracle Reseller). With a background in Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Business Process Management (BPM), Gil is familiar with the challenges faced by Public Sector agencies as they strive to support an audience requesting a friendlier digital approach for conducting business.

Dani Dayan
General Manager, EMEA

Dani heads up SimpliGov’s South African division, where he leads the Account Management team and oversees the day-to-day operations of the South Africa Office. He thrives in high-pressure environments and loves the thrill of building and growing new businesses from the ground up.

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Roman Polunin
VP Engineering

Roman is an experienced software engineering leader, expert in multi-tenant SaaS and enterprise information systems. Prior to re-joining the team at SimpliGov, he ramped-up engineering effort at ThinkSmart between 2014 and 2017, and led multiple software engineering and integration projects at Vituity, always in simultaneous technical and managerial capacity. Roman enjoys building and working with teams but remains an engineer at heart, never letting non-technical duties consume his time entirely.

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Gilberto “Gil” Pelayo
Solutions Consultant

As a Solutions Consultant for SimpliGov, Gil provides technical guidance and expertise to Public Sector organizations looking to optimize and automate existing business processes to more efficiently support both internal and external customers. Gil has over 10 years of Public Sector experience working in a Sales and Solutions Consultant capacity for companies such as EMC, Oracle and Dynamic Systems (Oracle Reseller). With a background in Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Business Process Management (BPM), Gil is familiar with the challenges faced by Public Sector agencies as they strive to support an audience requesting a friendlier digital approach for conducting business.

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