Michael Simpson

CEO
Pairin

Michael is a son of educators, corporate intrapreneur turned serial entrepreneur, survivor of 19 mergers and acquisitions, and for 15 years a freedom-fighting ICF certified executive coach. He co-founded Pairin, an Ed-Tech software company that specializes in 21st Century skills measurement and development.

At Pairin, he works to bridge the opportunity gap for future generations by making education more relevant for students and their future employers through the development of attitudes, motivations and behavioral proficiencies.

Michael is on the Board of Advisors of Colorado Succeeds, spent 6 years in Russia mentoring young businessmen and women, is a founding member of Project: BeReady, has contributed to books on Knowledge Management (KM), Identity and Networking, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). His background in strategy and marketing for all identity, security and management products while at Novell, Inc. contributes to Pairin’s unwavering commitment to digital personal privacy. He is an avid cyclist; fly fisherman; and award winning chocolatier.

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