Few people dare switch playing fields dramatically over the course of their entire lives. Simon took the unlikely jump from soccer field to big time pr-arena in a week. At 17. Since that moment Simon’s telltale roguish and witty ways have made him known as a disruptive outlier and admired enigma.
But perhaps his core star quality, behind the awards, lunches and offices in the higher echelons, is that he never forgets where he’s from. After all, a PR-mastermind took the time to connect Simon’s raw talent with opportunity back then. And as Simon still supports their common soccer club, he now supports new talent in their game.