Simon is CEO of DreamHost, a global web and cloud hosting company with a super smart team and open source culture, plus over 330,000 customers and 1.2 million sites, blogs and apps hosted. Simon is also co-founder and Chairman of Inktank, a startup spun off from DreamHost in early 2012 to deliver enterprise support and services for Ceph, the open source cloud storage system. DreamHost is Simon’s fifth executive role at an Internet start-up or growth venture in the US. He came over to running things from the dark side of venture capital investing in the early 2000′s, where he’d been poached from his calling as a weekend surf lifesaver in Sydney, Australia. He now lives in Los Angeles where everyone wants to live, but nobody wants to admit it.