Ask hundreds of professionals in our world about Ken Simons and they’ll tell you he’s always had their back – as a colleague, as a business leader, as a friend. He’s absolutely been all of these to me. He made my path possible at SunGard and later mentored me as I launched GSM Marketing. As many of your know, Ken joined Tom Makeever and me as a GSM partner for three years to help us grow. And we did!

Now, as Ken focuses on some really interesting industry consulting projects, I want to shout a huge public thank you to him for so many years of great advice, energy and ideas, but even more importantly – for being a great friend.

Alan Gross