Mr. Simon joined Littlejohn in 2001 and is a member of the investment committee. He has played key roles in the Cosmetic Essence, Clean Earth, Van Houtte, PSC Scanning, Eliokem, and Jerr-Dan investments. He currently sits on the board of directors of alphabroder, PlayPower, Brown Jordan, Benevis, and Motion Recruitment Partners. He is also involved with Joerns. Mr. Simon began his career in private equity as an associate at Fenway Partners after serving as an analyst in the financial entrepreneurs group at Smith Barney, Inc. He earned both a B.S. in economics, magna cum laude, and an M.B.A., with honors, from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.