Simon Brewer, CPA portrait
  • Adjunct Instructor, Accounting Department
801-403-5270

Education

  • Master of Accounting, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah
  • Bachelor of Arts, Accounting / Russian Minor, University of Utah

Biography

Simon is the Chief Financial Officer of a life science company in Salt Lake City, Predicitive Technology Group, Inc.  A public company (OTC:  PRED) heavily invested in DNA diagnostic technology, regenerative medicine, and pharmaceutical applications.  Simon oversees the Finance, HR, and IT groups.

Previosuly, Simon joined Norbest as CFO in March of 2016.  In this capacity he was responsible for Norbest’s finance, accounting, HR and IT functions. The business employs approximately 500 people.  Annual sales for this branded business was $140 million in 2016 with products being sold in the United States and numerous foreign countries through international distribution.  

Prior to joining Norbest, he was Vice President, Finance and IT for Wilson Electronics, LLC, in St. George, UT, where he was responsible for their finance, IT and HR functions. Reporting directly to the CEO, Simon oversaw significant growth for the electronics Company operating in all 50 states, and internationally in several countries.  Simon assisted heavily in building scalable processes, modernizing the business, international growth in Asia, and an acquisition of a main competitor. 

Earlier in his career he held the position as Senior Director and Corporate Controller for Backcountry.com, Inc., where his initiatives were responsible for over 20% of the bottom line EBITDA in 2012 and 2013.  Simon was key in 2 significant acquisitions that added about $100 million annually to the top-line. Simon started his education as a Certified Public Accountant as a Supervising Senior Associate for KPMG LLP in Utah. Simon began his career as a programmer-turned-operations manager in a Dotcom for 5 years, working full-time while attending school full-time.  Simon has also held various part time roles such as an Adjunct Professor in Accounting at the University of Utah, and a partner in a zombie themed 5K run that went from 700 participants in its inauguration to 4,000 in its second year.  In 4 years they raised over $20,000 for cancer research.

Simon received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting, and a minor in Russian, from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2004.  He completed his Masters of Accounting at the same school in 2005.

Simon serves as a Board Member of Educational Opportunities for Utah’s Children, a non-profit dedicated to raising money for scholarships for various groups. 

Simon and his wife Konnie live in Layton, UT.  They have 5 children.