The Simplify Workforce team is made up of seasoned talent industry practitioners and experienced technologists who share a passion for innovation, curiosity and people.


VP, Partnerships & Strategy

Patrick is a passionate advocate of the potential of technology to engineer productivity rewards in talent acquisition and management disciplines. He began to follow his passion for user-centered technology when he joined Hewlett Packard Enterprise in 2014, and has since worked in product management and leadership roles.  Today, he leads partner relations at Simplify.


Chief Solution Architect

Suresh is Chief Solution Architect of the Simplify VMS Vendor Management System platform, with responsibility for translating customer talent acquisition and management needs into technology solutions. He has 15+ years of experience in bringing technical design and solution for today’s customer needs and explore future opportunities. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and is recognized in our industry as a thought-leader in private cloud computing and designing high availability distributed platform.

Matthew Wagner

SVP and General Manager – EMEA

Matt is responsible for the business across EMEA and has been a leader in the external labor space for over 20 years. Previously, he led the EMEA Professional Services team at Fieldglass for over 9 years.  During this time, Matt led a 200x increase in revenue; growth that helped spur the acquisition of Fieldglass, by SAP.  Outside of work, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, taking hikes in the British countryside, playing the guitar, sailing, studying history, world cultures, and geography – and yet, with all this, has still found time to travel to 58 countries on 6 continents.


Duane Butenschoen

Chief Strategy Officer

Duane is a seasoned VMS and MSP industry veteran boasting 20 years combined experience in technology and operations across the VMS and MSP space.  His specialist knowledge of International Program Expansion and Management,
VMS and ERP Tools, Project Management, along with strong sales and account management know-how make Duane a key influencer in the strategic thinking that underpins our product portfolio.


Karina Kirstein

Director of Operations

Karina has a strong focus on delivering above and beyond customer experiences achieved by providing analysis, innovation, training and collaboration throughout the client journey. A diverse portfolio of engagements, and over 15 years industry experience, has broadened Karina’s experience and her ability to innovate. Today, she supports our customers with their external program goals and initiatives. Aspects of her contribution include design and fulfilment of solution training, ensuring strong support in key program functions and identifying current and future needs to optimize programs.



A Workforce Management expert with over 18 years’ experience in Planning, Implementation, Overseeing Change and Management of Global Workforce Programs. Sameer advises companies in APAC on the selection, design and implementation of Vendor Management Solutions. Sameer holds a bachelor’s in computer science from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln (USA) and an MBA from Cranfield University (UK). 

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