Simon J. Tripp
Principal and Senior Director
Simon is highly valued and sought after for his expertise in research methods, analytical insight, strategic thinking, and broad knowledge of diverse fields of science and technology.
For more than 30 years, Simon has built and maintained a blue chip client base comprising state and national governments, major research universities, academic health centers, Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial businesses, and a diversity of well-known non-profit and association clients.
Simon joined TEConomy Partners from our forerunner organization, the Battelle Technology Partnership Practice, where he was senior director for seven years. Prior to joining Battelle, Simon was an owner and principal in two specialized research firms, Impact Economics LP and Tripp, Umbach & Associates, Inc. In addition to working on projects in most U.S. states, Simon has performed multiple international assignments, including projects in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Japan, Jordan, Indonesia, Mali, Niger, Turkey and the United Kingdom. He is a frequent speaker on technology-based economic development and impact analysis topics.
Simon has an M.A. in Geography from West Virginia University and a B.A. in Geography from the University of Portsmouth in the United Kingdom.
Office Locations: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Merritt Island, Florida
Office Phone: 412-276-1986