Preston Simons is the Chief Information Officer at Verily, where he is responsible for building out our IT strategies, systems and processes. Previously, Preston was President and Managing Partner of Simons & Associates, LLC, where he consulted companies on driving business value through transformation of organizational practices, business processes, and technology alignment and implementation. He also specialized in merger and acquisition planning and coordination, IT transformation, integration, and technology strategy engagement. Preston has served in C-level positions for several decades across companies such as Aurora Healthcare, Abbott Laboratories (a Fortune 100 life sciences and medical device company), and Smithkline Beecham (GSK). He is a member of the Board of Governors for the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, and is an Advisory Board member for Infinity Systems, Inc. He is a certified Board Leadership Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Preston earned his MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and a BS degree in Management and Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology.