Greg Simon served as the executive director of the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force, a position created by President Barack Obama and for which he was chosen by Vice President Joe Biden in March 2016. During his time in the White House, Simon and his team helped launch over seventy innovative collaborations. He was the CEO of Poliwogg, a financial services company creating unique capital market opportunities in healthcare and life sciences. Previously, Simon was senior vice president for Worldwide Policy and Patient Engagement at Pfizer, co-founded with Michael Milken, FasterCures/The Center for Accelerating Medical solutions, and with Leon and Debra Black co-founded the Melanoma Research Alliance. Simon is a cancer survivor, having been recently successfully treated for chronic lymphocytic leukemia.