Simone joined Developing World Markets in 2005 and is the Head of Investor Development. She also served as Developing World Market’s Relationship Manager for microfinance investments in Southeast Asia between 2007 and 2010.
Simone began her career at Goldman Sachs Equity Sales and Trading in Chicago covering institutional investors in the Midwest and later spent 4 years in Goldman Sachs Private Wealth Management in Switzerland. During her graduate education, Simone worked with various microfinance organizations and networks including the Women's World Banking and Philadelphia Development Partnership. In addition, she co-led the China team of the Global Microentrepreneurship Awards, an effort by the United Nations to promote the Year of Microcredit 2005. Simone received her MBA from the Wharton School of Business and a BA in economics from the University of Chicago.