Founders Investment Banking, LLC is pleased to announce that Richard E. Simmons, III has joined the firm’s Board of Advisors. “It is quite an honor to have Richard join our Board of Advisors. The combination of his strong business acumen and his demonstrated leadership in establishing and directing an organization that impacts the personal development of men in the Birmingham community in such a profound way makes him an invaluable advisor for our firm,” said Duane Donner, Managing Director of Founders Investment Banking, LLC. “Richard epitomizes the character and values that we are dedicated to upholding at Founders.”
Mr. Simmons is the Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Executive Leadership, a Birmingham-based ministry that focuses on counseling businessmen and community leaders to develop their spiritual lives through a variety of programs. Prior to founding The Center, Richard worked in the insurance brokerage business for over 20 years, serving as President and CEO of Hilb, Rogal & Hobbs for nearly 10 years. He resides in Birmingham, Alabama, with his wife Holly and his three children and holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics from The University of the South.