Robert Simon has an extensive background in shared services and has been a director of an SSO in companies that range from one to seven billion dollars in annual revenue. His primary responsibilities were to manage, lead and establish the vision for the entire shared services operations as well as market and promote the business functions by adding or expanding services. This was accomplished by structuring a migration and project team focused on business growth. He has more than 25 years of experience in finance, systems development, implementations, and operations management as well as experience in six different shared-services-related industries. Most recently, Robert consulted with a large food distribution company that engaged his services to perform a site selection for a new shared services operation. This work included developing the decision criteria for the site selection process, communicating with senior management, negotiating with the local economic development individuals, determining the square footage requirements, locating an appropriate building and supporting the lease negotiations, working with the architect and build team for all interior floor layout and design elements as well as writing job descriptions and drafting the organizational chart and reporting structure.