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About Simon+James

Simon+James specializes in fractional HR and recruiting services founded in Agile methodology. Leveraging years of experience in technical recruiting, S+J has developed a streamlined, consultative approach to the recruitment process, providing both large corporate entities and small startups with tailored solutions for attracting and retaining talent.


Brett Simon
Managing Partner


Brett Simon, is a highly successful Managing Director, Recruiting Manager, Executive Recruiter, and Agile Trainer who possess a unique combination of technical expertise along with proven direct hire and executive search capabilities. Starting out as a software development engineer, Brett began his career on the technical side before entering the recruiting industry with Robert Half, the oldest and largest direct hire firm in the US. He quickly excelled, working his way up to Practice Manager while learning the ins and outs of direct hire. Next, Brett took a role as Recruiting Manager at Agile Velocity, a boutique Agile consultancy based in Austin, Texas where he helped build the organization by wearing many hats including recruiter, recruiting manager, and Agile trainer, and became an Agile Evangelist and a Certified Scrum Master.

Brett continued his career path by joining Modis to help launch a Direct Hire Practice. While in the role of Division Director, he was responsible for building a team and running a full desk. Brett became the number two ranked executive recruiter in all of North America placing CIOs, CTOs, Software Engineers, Architects, and Big Data talent in and around Texas. He then assumed responsibility for the entire Modis IT Austin operation and continued to have success. In early 2017 he joined Collabera to help build and launch their stand-alone Direct Hire Practice. As one of the very first hires, Brett applied his technical knowledge to helping Collabera build their own ATS, using his past experience to develop processes and procedures. All the while, he continued setting personal and company bests in placement fees generated. His experience and proven track record with industry-leading firms have given him the knowledge and tools to build and grow Simon+James.

As Managing Partner, Brett helps to define and test the strategic approach of Simon+James and continues to run a full desk specializing in C-level IT leadership roles and highly technical architects and software engineers. Brett resides in Austin, Texas with his wife Kelli.