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Greg Simon is the CEO of Poliwogg and a board member of FasterCures, a Milken Institute center. Poliwogg is an online crowd-financing marketplace that matches young companies with sophisticated investors, concentrating on health care, yield-based investments and community enterprises. Previously, Simon was founding president of FasterCures, held senior positions in both chambers of Congress and the Clinton administration, was a senior strategy consultant to a variety of international technology CEOs and served as Pfizer’s senior vice president for worldwide policy and patient engagement. He was responsible for a number of initiatives, including the programs of the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Federal Drug Administration and the Human Genome Project, and the development of the regulatory framework for biotechnology products. Simon was named by the journal Nature Medicine as one of “Ten People to Watch” in health care policy, noting that he was among “a handful of influential people who quietly keep the wheels of biomedical science turning.” Simon received his B.A degree in history from the University of Arkansas and his Law degree from the University of Washington, Seattle in 1983.