Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has appointed Nate Simon as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of the Company. In this role, he will be responsible for providing strategic technology leadership and services. Simon replaces Ben Murr who was promoted to President of TwinSpires and Online Gaming in January.
Simon brings 20 years of technology and organisational leadership experience to the position. He joined CDI in 2011 as Vice President of Operations for the Company’s United Tote division before his promotion to President of United Tote in 2012. During that time, Simon was accountable for over 200 employees across the US and Canada and over $25 million in global revenue.
“I am very proud of the results Nate has delivered in modernizing United Tote over the past 10 years. We look forward to him building on these contributions by delivering further innovation and growth to the Company as the Chief Technology Officer,” Bill Carstanjen, Chief Executive Officer of CDI. “
Prior to joining CDI, Simon was the Global Head of IT Operations for Clariant. He started his career with General Electric Co. where he completed the GE Information Management Leadership Programme and worked as an Enterprise Resource Planning Project Leader. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Indiana University.
Simon’s promotion is effective immediately. CDI will move quickly to fill the role of President of United Tote.