Jason 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 IT Infrastructure, Operations and Corporate Technology organizations. He is currently driving the teams to adopt best-in-class Saas solutions, like Zoom, Salesforce, migrating homegrown applications to the cloud, 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 GSuite, 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.
In 2020, Mr. Simpson joined Menlo Ventures CxO group to help find and advance new novel technology.
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.