Michael DeSimone

Michael DeSimone, Chief Business Officer

Mr. DeSimone is Lightspeed's Chief Business Officer. In his role, Mr. DeSimone leads the commercial strategy for Lightspeed's Global Retail, Hospitality and Financial Services businesses. Previous to joining Lightspeed, Mr. DeSimone was the CEO of ShopKeep, the top-rated tablet-to-cloud payments and point of sale platform, which was acquired by Lightspeed in 2020. Mr. DeSimone is a global executive, with more than 25 years of experience working within the financial services and technology industries. Prior to joining ShopKeep, Mr. DeSimone was President and CEO of Borderfree, where he was responsible for the overall strategic direction including the company’s transformation from an online currency conversion service to a provider of global e-commerce solutions. He led the company through it’s successful IPO in 2014 and subsequent sale to Pitney Bowes in 2015. Mr. DeSimone has also earned recognition on the Smart CEO's Future 50 list in 2015 and was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.