Simone Grimes is a Chief Financial Officer and Qualified Audit Committee Financial Expert with deep expertise in financial strategy, board service and executive leadership.
Her corporate board experience has included serving on two boards through complex exit strategies, serving on her company’s board as assistant treasurer, and working with the boards of two large public companies to implement cybersecurity governance programs and charters and ESG objectives and metrics.
Ms. Grimes teaches international classes for the Institute of Internal Auditors and is active on multiple non-profit boards of directors, including serving on audit, finance, and governance committees. She also champions financial literacy for grades K-12, mentorship for at-risk youth, and systems that facilitate good governance, including the reporting of fraud, waste, and abuse within private and public organizations through the appropriate legal and regulatory channels.
She holds an MBA from Cornell University, a Certificate in ESG Investments from Columbia University, is a Certified Public Accountant (VA), a Certified Internal Auditor and holds a Certified Corporate Director designation from the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).