Simon Pitchford, Chief Operating Officer

Simon Pitchford joined Homebridge as its Chief Operating Officer in 2016 assuming responsibility for the Human Resources and IT functions as well as the Homebridge facilities. Prior to Homebridge, Simon was 4 years at Project Open Hand, most recently as co-Chief Executive Officer. He brings a wealth of scientific, sales and marketing, and operations experience to Homebridge, moving to the non-profit world after a 25-year career in the biotech industry. He was previously General Manager of a multi-million drug discovery line-of-business within a multinational biotech company. Outside of work, Simon has been a suicide prevention counselor, an emotional support volunteer for Shanti, and was a long-time member of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus. A passionate foodie, Simon completed culinary school at the California Culinary Academy in 2005. Simon has a PhD in physiology from the University of Bristol and a BSc from the University of London.