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Simon Nynens, CEO of New Jersey Innovation Institute

Simon Nynens, CEO of New Jersey Innovation Institute

by Tamara Williams, December 11, 2019

Simon Nynens is our Chief Executive Officer. Prior to NJII, Simon Nynens served as Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at NJIT since joining NJIT in September 2018. Prior to NJIT, Simon was Chairman and CEO (2006 to 2018) of Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTG), a public company. Under his leadership, revenue grew from $180 million to $450 million and the Company was listed as Best Places to Work in New Jersey in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2018. A graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School, Simon also serves on the President’s Leadership Council of Stevens Institute and the board of New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC) and was chairman of the NJTC board from 2007 through 2015. Simon received numerous awards, including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® for 2011 (New Jersey Award in the Technology Services category). Simon started his career at E&Y in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.