Mr. Simmons has over 30 years of experience in sales, marketing, operations, strategy and technology development. He joined CDW in 2019 as Sales and Solution Leader for CDW's Managed Endpoint Anywhere (CDW's version of Device as a Service) – a new offering planned to be introduced nationally in 2021. In 2018, Steve left Pomeroy IT Solutions after it was acquired by Getronics after 8 years as Managing Director – Workplace Services where he led personally and through this team outsourcing sales efforts. Prior to Pomeroy, Steve worked for Siemens IT Solutions and Services from 2005 to 2010 as Director of Strategic Engagements and led outsourcing sales pursuits throughout the world. He joined AT&T in 1986 and left at the end of 2004 being responsible for leading AT&T's organizational transformation efforts for AT&T to remain in business as Executive Director, AT&T Transformation. Prior to AT&T, Mr. Simmons was a Congressional Fellow for John Glenn and developed national industrial policies that linked research labs, governmental agencies, and manufacturing concerns. Additionally, in working for Senator Glenn, Steve served as liaison for the Senator in the investigation of the Challenger Shuttle disaster. Mr. Simmons also worked for Cleveland Machine Controls where he developed new products and negotiated partnerships. At General Electric, where he began his career, he developed advanced manufacturing technology and computer aided testing equipment to support the company incandescent lighting products, and started as an Edison Engineer completing the A, B, and C courses.
He was recognized by GE and IEEE and nominated as their candidate for 'Engineer of the Year' in both 1984 and 1985. This honor was repeated by AT&T, which nominated him for 'Black Engineer of the Year' in 1991. Other honors include: Pomeroy's American ITIL Sales Presentation Competition Winner, Pomeroy's President Club (highest Sales award), Outstanding Alumnus Award from CWRU Weatherhead School of Management (received the 1st year the award was given); Top Sales Manager in Central Region (291.2% of quota); Three 'over 200%' of quota sales awards; Outstanding Young Men of America award; and an All Conference Award during the 4 years he was a starter on CWRU's NCAA Division III Varsity Soccer program. Mr. Simmons has a long history of support with his alma mater as a former 20 year member of the board of directors for the Weatherhead School of Management of Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), a current member of Weatherhead School Dean's Visiting Committee, an emeritus board member of the CWRU Alumni Board of Directors, and a current board member of the Case Alumni Association. He is also a past board member of the University of Illinois – College of Engineering, the Technology Working Group of Chicago's Metropolitan Planning Council, and the United Neighborhood Centers of America.
He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (GE/MEIOP Scholar), a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics (GE Edison Engineer), and a Master of Business Administration in General Management (White Charitable Trust Fellow). He also completed the Advanced Management Program at Duke University and Executive Education at Columbia and with the American Management Association.
Steve has been married to Nancy since 2018 and has two children – Marissa, 30 and Steven, 27.