Shimon G. Levy
Captain (Res.) Shimon G. Levy has been proudly calling Detroit home since Nov. 2014. In Detroit, he previously served as Principal at Secret Sauce Capital and the Senior Strategic Advisor at JFMD (Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit). His most recent venture, as the Managing Principal of Northend Capital, was acquired in Nov. 2018.
Before coming to Michigan, Shimon founded the Student Led Trips Initiative, a project where top tier university students lead their peers on a thought provoking, multi-faceted journey to Israel. It has since merged into iTrek in 2015, developed into a well-financed initiative and in 2019 brought over 4,000 students to Israel. Shimon often consults, writes and speaks about entrepreneurship, Israel-Palestinian conflict, millennial engagement/ challenges and leadership.
Shimon attributes his passion for service to his parents’ life as diplomates and his personal experiences as an IDF combat naval officer and a former government official. His military career included diverse roles including Ship Commander, Squadron Commander, Ashdod Naval Base Major Project Director and Foreign Liaison.
Shimon is involved in numerous NGOs’ locally and globally that build communities, support Israel, peoplehood, and combat anti-Semitism. He loves people, traveling, and big ideas that impact. He is a proud graduate of the University of Haifa, IDC Herzliya and Harvard Kennedy School where he was fortunate to represent his class as the 2014 commencement speaker.
Though he is the recipient of numerous recognitions and awards, he was most recently recognized as Oakland County's, Elite 40 under 40 class of 2018 and the Jewish News 36 under 36 class of 2019.