Simon is a global expert in the online travel and vacation rental industries.
He has worked closely with companies in various travel sectors and has held several key positions including CEO of Interhome between 2005 and 2014, president of Phocuswright until late 2017, CEO of Biketec, deputy CEO of the Hotelplan group, and various high-level management appointments at Swissport International, a worldwide leader in airport ground handling and a former Swissair Group company.
Additionally, Simon has been involved in strategic planning with many of the leading and up-and-coming players in the vacation rental sector, has served as a board member for Inntopia, and has held a position as a nonexecutive board member for HomeAway prior to its purchase by Expedia. He is passionate about identifying new talents and mentoring founders of industry start-ups, and has invested in many of them. Simon currently serves as an advisor to Rented.com, Transparent, Properly, HelloHere, Travelnews.ch and others.
Simon runs and owns AJL Consulting LLC, which advises members of the holiday rental industry on how to become more qualified and effective.