Sean Simplicio

Chief Financial Officer
and Chief Operating Officer

Sean Simplicio is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at the Opportunity Institute. In this capacity, he sets and directs the organization’s overall financial policy, including financial administration, business planning, and budgeting, and also oversees the organization’s human resources, information technology, and operations activities. 

Sean’s background includes many years of nonprofit financial, operational, and programmatic management experience. Prior to joining the Opportunity Institute, Sean was Chief Financial and Operating Officer at Breakthrough Collaborative, a national education not-for-profit focusing on improving educational outcomes for students of color and those from low-income backgrounds.

Earlier in his career Sean spent many years working in public broadcasting, and remains a fan of everything but the pledge drives. He holds an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, an M.A. from Fordham University, and a B.A. from UC Santa Cruz.