Executive Bio: Jim Simpson, President of Strategic Initiatives

Jim Simpson was named president of Strategic Initiatives at Sirius Computer Solutions when the acquisition of MSI Systems Integrators was completed in November, 2010. Prior to the acquisition, Mr. Simpson was the president and CEO of MSI, and a member of MSI’s board of directors.

In Mr. Simpson’s current role, he is tasked with the executive oversight of Sirius’ Consulting and Security organizations, and leads emerging technology initiatives including cloud, healthcare and mobility. He is also heavily involved in the Sales organization, and represents the Sirius executive team at numerous client meetings throughout the year.

As MSI’s president and CEO, Mr. Simpson managed the growth and development of an organization that he had helped shape into one of the nation’s top IT business integrators. In 2006, his role in leading one of North America’s successful technology integrators was recognized with the Executive of the Year Award presented at the VAR Business 500 Conference. In 2007, Mr. Simpson was named as one of the Top 25 Most Innovative Executives by CRN magazine. Prior to joining MSI, Mr. Simpson held a number of key leadership positions during his 19-year career with IBM in sales and sales management.

Mr. Simpson received his bachelor’s degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and is an active member in the community. He is a member of the World Presidents’ Organization. He previously served on the Junior Achievement, Completely Kids and Creighton University College of Arts and Science Advisory boards. He is also the former chairman of the board of directors for the Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha and a current member of their advisory council.