our team

Simatree brings the right talent from our team to your team

Our team is comprised of experts in a range of technical and management fields to combine the right resources for the solution.  Whether it is deep coding expertise or change management, we have the skills to drive your transformation from the top.  Simatree’s philosophy is to bring principal level leadership to engagement, no matter the size, to ensure your solution starts and ends with expertise.




Patrick provides executive leadership on strategy, analytics, and change management through consulting, facilitation, and research.  He successfully leads teams to develop strategic plans, analytics programs, and guide change management on large-scale transformations.  Patrick designs and executes institutions that are built to last with 18 years of consulting experience including more than a decade with consulting-leader Booz Allen Hamilton.  He is a leader in the global change management community.  Patrick brings global best practices to each engagement as a Certified Change Management ProfessionalTM, a Prosci Certified Practitioner, and a Project Management Professional.  He also teaches change, leadership, and team development at George Mason and Georgetown Universities, and serves on the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) Global Board.  Patrick completed his Ph.D. in Public Policy from George Mason University, earned a Master of Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and he holds a BA in Foreign Affairs and History from the University of Virginia.




Dan finds the right talent.  He leads talent acquisition for Simatree providing our clients with tailored and unique recruiting services.  Dan has a keen eye for identifying new opportunities and overseeing engagement delivery.  He has led multiple teams in a $2B organization to deliver technology solutions across different vertical markets (IT, Data and Analytics, and Executive Leadership) and sectors of business including (Telecom, Finance, Manufacturing, and Retail).  He is a seasoned professional in the areas of business development, customer relationship management, and strategy execution.  Dan’s friendly, outgoing personality makes for a winning combination with his exceptionally insightful level of emotional intelligence and consummate professionalism.  His leadership skills inspire excellence within our corporate culture that feeds off of positivity.  Dan earned a Masters degree in Business Administration from Monmouth University.  




Wes knows data. He is a senior data management and analytics executive with 20 years of experience in the full lifecycle of data.  Wes brings expertise in master data management, business intelligence, data warehousing, analytics, CRM, data integration, data quality, quoting and ordering platforms, and user experience and mobile solutions.  He has a proven track record and passion for setting up high-performance teams and implementing world-class information management platforms through his ability to effectively communicate key strategies, gain stakeholder alignment, and drive user adoption in support of key technology and organizational goals.  Wes has extensive experience leveraging relationships to drive value in organizations and is a recognized industry international speaker. Wes has directed IT organizations of 200+ resources and directed multiple global, large scale, multi-year programs of 20M+ and managed global organizations across continents. 




Jay knows business.  He sits at the intersection of business and entertainment bringing more than 15 years of successful business leadership to Simatree.  Jay is the host of ESPN’s The Boardroom and is a NBA analyst for ESPN.  Additionally, Jay is a New York Times bestselling author and an established premier keynote motivational speaker for executive business conferences and charitable organizations nationwide.  Jay is one of the most prolific college basketball players in history and was the second overall pick in the 2002 NBA draft.   A devastating motorcycle accident seemingly derailed his promising NBA career.  What should've been a setback turned into a 'set up' because of Jay’s right perspective.  Jay looks at life through the lens of "why not?" rather than "why?"  His strong work ethic, positive attitude, commitment to excellence, determinedness, and unrelenting perseverance make Jay an uncommon leader at Simatree and in the business arena.  Jay graduated from Duke University in 2002 and was the first athlete at the university to earn his degree in just three years.



President – Talent Management

When candidates or clients are in need, it can seem like a familiar yet surprising task. With over 9 ½ years of industry experience, John’s passion is delivering a transparent and personal experience for both candidate and client. His expertise spans across Data Analytics, Information Technology, Administration, Engineering and Marketing within varied verticals including Financial Services, Banking, Entertainment, Pharmaceutical/Life Sciences and Government. He has curated and grown delivery, business development and customer engagement teams with a people-first approach in diverse environments. John’s welcoming character encourages relationship-based culture leading people and teams that deliver. John is a graduate of East Stroudsburg University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology.



Senior Associate

Jamie is a seasoned professional who has over 25 years of experience in the Insurance Industry enhancing the technology experience and leading people. His roles have been at the intersection of Business and Technology Strategy, Operational Improvement and Technology Implementation. Recently, Jamie has worked as a consultant in program management and as the VP of Innovation and Technology at Inspirien where he led the technology department in supporting hardware and software innovation, operational readiness, security and a variety of significant enterprise-wide programs that involve staff, vendors and contractors across multiple time zones. Prior to Inspirien Jamie was a leader at ProAssurance and Protective in the EPMO where he led engagements that touched many different areas of the business including Accounting, HR, Underwriting Operations, Claims Operations and IT. Jamie started his career at MetLife, where he spent 18 years leading application development to replace and upgrade systems in Real Estate Investments.



Operations Manager

Mellissa is a highly adaptable, passionate executor of strategic vision. With a bias for action, Mellissa is highly effective at collaborating with teams at multiple levels. Throughout her career, Mellissa has led human capital initiatives that have successfully addressed and solved challenging business problems. Mellissa holds a bachelors in Psychology from California State University and is a Professional in Human Resources (PHR).



Director of Technology and Architecture

Juan is a senior cloud data engineer and full stack application developer with expertise in multiple database technologies, design methodologies, and development technologies. His extensive experience in design and development spans across large scale 100+ Terabyte data warehouses for Fortune 15 and application implementation expertise for mission-critical systems. When you have the hardest problems to solve or your system fails and nobody else knows what to do, that's when you call Juan. His relentless pursuit of understanding and resolving, coupled with his architecture expertise results in the best solution design and problem-solving in that space...often being called by CIOs to resolve what other companies and organizations can't solve. Recently Juan completed his certification in Azure Data Engineering.  He has previous certifications for Teradata Certified Professional, Oracle DBA Certified Professional, Sun Certified Java Programmer.  He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with Bachelor of Business Administration with Major in Accounting.



Recruitment Lead

John is a matchmaker. With over 6 years of experience in staffing & recruiting, John’s expertise is finding the right person for your open position.  John has staffed positions within IT, Data & Analytics, Human Resources, Administration, Finance & Accounting and Pharma. In addition to his experience in many different verticals, John is experienced in filling positions on the contract, contract to hire, and permanent basis; as well as being an internal corporate recruiter. The summation of these experiences has given him the ability to understand not only what a company needs in regards to skillset, but also what soft skills a candidate needs to possess to mesh with the existing team seamlessly. It is John’s goal to make the hiring process as easy as possible for his clients.



Change Management Associate​

Victoria is passionate about helping people embrace change. With three years of experience in management consulting, Victoria specializes in partnering with public sector clients to develop communications and change management strategies in support of large-scale organizational transformations. Her work has helped multiple government agencies and nonprofit corporations transform to meet the changing demands of a data-driven world. Victoria’s people-first approach to transformation ensures that everyone from executives to front-line employees are engaged and consulted throughout the change process. Victoria graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Consulting and Political Science and was awarded the Eugene D. Fanning Award for Business Communication. She now serves on the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business Management and Organization Department Advisory Board.



Business Development Associate

Drake understands communication and building relationships.  He excels at talent acquisition and business development. A graduate of Monmouth University, Drake lead the Division 1 Hawks’ golf team as team captain and team leadership award winner his senior year as well as capturing MVP honors his junior year. Drake’s natural competitive fire contributes to his motivation in driving new business. Drake is always looking for new relationships to expand his network. Drake received a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Monmouth.



Nora is passionate about data-driven government and effective change. She has partnered with several organizations and government leaders to facilitate discussions surrounding change, data, and government. Nora is currently in her fourth year at the University of Virginia pursuing a BA in Foreign Affairs with a minor in Public Policy and Leadership from the Frank Batten School. Nora serves as a leader on campus, including as: an Intramural Sports Supervisor; a Madison House Program Director for the Charlottesville nonprofit, the PB&J Fund; and a member of the Batten Undergraduate Council.



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