This was the note sent internally:
"Some of you may have already heard that our GTS team has lost a valuable member of our organization. We were notified last night that Michael Simanoff has passed away. We are awaiting details from his family regarding memorial arrangements and will send an update when we know more information.
Michael was a DFA TAM and located in our Chicago Office. He relocated from Atlanta to Chicago to help when we needed a super strong TAM for our new client, GM. Ben Saitz, along with a few other GTS'ers, had worked with Michael in the past and thought he would be a perfect fit. He has been a critical member of the team from the time he walked in the door, that has helped to make GM a large and happy customer. Michael was a graduate of NYU and also received a Masters in Library Information Sciences. He has also worked for i33, Phase2Media and Breathe Interactive. Michael has worked with Ben Saitz, Christian Hartgens and Nicole Pruess in the past.
Michael was a huge Beatles fan, a voracious reader and a kind friend. He has two brothers and his parents reside in Jacksonville, FL. He loved NYC, but also enjoyed Chicago."