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Michael Beard

As the Chief Operating Officer for Simple Group Global, Michael is responsible for expanding Simple Group Global into Vietnam. Simple Group's business operations include: Simple Coffee (direct-trade coffee); Navigating Business (professional consulting and training); and Imago Work (vocational training).

Prior to joining Simple Group, Michael was a professional educator. His teaching experience ranges from kindergarten to university including school administration. He has lived in Asia for 20 year (Kyrgyzstan and Vietnam). He holds Bachelor’s in English Literature and a Master’s in Intercultural Studies.

Michael has four adult children and has enjoyed 29 years of marital bliss with his incredible wife and inspiration Michelle.

You can read more about Michael and his work with Simple Coffee at


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