About Us

About Simon+James

Simon+James is the consultative high touch talent development and professional placement firm that is agile in approach, technical in execution and encompasses a candidate centric model at the core of all we do. We have assembled a collection of proven best practices across all of our industries sub categories and have bundled it all together in a seamless offering. We’ve taken time to rethink everything.

With over 20 years of experience, we continue to see gaps that prevents our industry from evolving: too transactional, a lack of technical knowledge matching our customers, and a one size fits all mentality. Combined with these gaps, we believe that the industry will face its most disruption in the very near future. The good news is that there are best practices that work across our industries sub categories that we believe can be adopted into a seamless offering and allow us to focus on our absolute core, the candidate.

Leadership Team

Matthew James Ripaldi
Chief Executive Officer

Matthew James Ripaldi, an accomplished staffing industry veteran with over 20 years of experience. During his first 18 years…

Brett Simon
Chief Strategy Officer

Brett Simon, a highly successful Managing Director, Recruiting Manager, Executive Recruiter and Agile Trainer…

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Nicole Dao
Senior Partner

Nicole Dao, a proven industry veteran who has excelled in business development over a 15 year career in the industry…

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