Mr. Simmons has over 30 years of experience in sales, marketing, operations, strategy and technology development. He joined Pomeroy IT Solutions in 2010, and currently leads outsourcing sales pursuits throughout the Americas as an Engagement Director. 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 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. Mr. Simmons also worked for Cleveland Machine Controls (now a part of Lincoln Electric) 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.
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 Presidents’ Club, 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 is an Alumni Board member of Case Western Reserve University, and the Dean’s Visiting Committee of the Weatherhead School of Management. Formerly, Mr. Simmons was a 20 year member of the board of directors for the Weatherhead School of Management of Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). 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 two children — Marissa, 23 and Steven, 20.