Simpson Group News

The Simpson Group of Companies has continued to grow and develop over many years. And throughout those years, we have made significant strides forward on many fronts. We have listed some of those highlights below.


April, 2020 ‐ Joint venture with Winning Mind LLC
In continuing to grow and expand our services in the Southwestern US marketplace, we have formed a joint venture with Winning Mind LLC. This top-rated coaching, training and professional development group, based in San Diego, CA., is the perfect complement to the Simpson Group’s capabilities in retained executive search. Prior to this announcement, the two companies had interacted extensively, and for many years. This new working relationship is a natural extension of the sincere trust and respect already long-established between us.

January, 2020 ‐ We welcome a new team member!
Ms. Emily Brown has joined our search practice at the beginning of the year. Ms. Brown brings both in-depth experience in the search business and a dedication and commitment which is second to none. Emily is the latest member of a very well-rounded research team that handles senior-level searches across North America and beyond. We wish her continued success in her role as Research Associate.

December, 2019 ‐ Cristina Esposto joins the team as VP, Marketing and Business Development
Ms. Cristina Esposto joins the company as Vice President, Marketing and Business Development. She brings many years of success and accomplishment to the Simpson Group. Ms. Esposto will be working closely with the President & CEO, David Simpson, to continue to expand and grow the Group across multiple geographies.

April, 2019 ‐ Simpson Group acquires ICCS
The Simpson Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of the exclusive rights, intellectual property, trademarks and related assets of the ICCS. This psychological assessment instrument rounds out the top-to-bottom offering we provide across all industries and across five continents.

March, 2018 ‐ Michelle Marsden joins our search team
We are pleased to welcome Ms. Marsden to Simpson Associates, our executive search division, in the role of Research Director. June, 2018 Update: Michelle has been promoted to General Manager of the divsion. March, 2019 Update: Michelle has continued her development in the business at a rapid pace, and was appointed COO of the Simpson Group of companies.

September, 2017 ‐ Richard Dawes joins the team as Director of Technology
Mr. Richard Dawes has joined the Simpson Group in the role of Director of Technology. Rich has complete responsibility for IT across the company, with a special emphasis on the software related to our basket of psychological assessment tools. He is considered the world authority on the software and underlying technology that accompanies one of the most powerful assessment tools on the planet — The Attentional and Interpersonal Style (TAIS) Inventory. Mr. Dawes is based in our San Diego office.

March, 2015 ‐ Asset purchase of Enhanced Performance Systems Inc. (San Diego, Calif.)
Grandlark Investments Inc., a division of The Simpson Group of Companies, has completed the acquisition of the assets of Enhanced Performance Systems Inc., a San Diego-based firm that developed, among other psychological tools, The Attentional & Interpersonal Style (TAIS) Inventory. This is an important purchase of a basket of very effective assessment instruments designed by one of the top psychologists on the planet, Robert M. Nideffer, Ph.D. We are particularly honored that Dr. Nideffer elected to entrust our organization with a legacy that he built over more than forty years.

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