Simon Heap is a partner in Bain & Company's Silicon Valley office. He is a leader in Bain's Technology practice, leading the firm's work in the software sector, and an active contributor to the Information Technology practice.
Simon has deep expertise in business strategy and operations across enterprise software, computing equipment and semiconductors. His functional expertise includes sales force effectiveness, channel strategy, customer loyalty, pricing, R&D effectiveness, process reengineering, cost reduction, procurement, IT strategy, organization design and change management.
He also specializes in corporate and business unit strategy, mergers & acquisitions, growth strategy and business turnarounds. He has led and participated in multiple business transformations.
Simon joined Bain in 1988 and has previously worked in the firm's London and Hong Kong offices.
Prior to joining Bain, Simon worked for Associated Engineering PLC.
He earned a MBA from INSEAD, and a MA (Engineering) and MSc (Manufacturing Engineering) from Cambridge University, England.
- “For software makers, turning cloud's disruption into transformation,” Forbes.com, July 2013, Article
- “Mergers compute in software sector,” Brief, September 2004
- “Regulators cannot stop the urge to merge in software,” The Financial Times, May 2004, Article