Simon is a Managing Director on Baird’s Global Technology and Services team, focusing on the TMT space. Pearson has extensive experience leading software M&A, fundraising and other corporate finance advisory transactions for companies such as Ericsson, Sony, BT, Fujitsu, Fujifilm and Vodafone, as well as investors including HgCapital, AKKR, Inflexion, LDC and Montagu. He has advised on many leading technology transactions in Europe that involved software applications across a range of verticals, including oil & gas, gaming, healthcare, image processing insurance, HR, procurement, payments, hosting, cloud cyber and digital infrastructure. Prior to his role at EY, he was a director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he helped establish the firm’s business in Central Europe. He holds a degree in Economics from the University of Exeter.