Serial entrepreneur and CEO at Covantex, Jamie Simmons is more than just your average startup strategist. His unique expertise in the many facets of engineering offers him valuable insight into the high tech ventures he launches.
From the get-go, Jamie Simmons was ready for a challenge. When he enrolled at the University of Rhode Island’s College of Engineering, Simmons was eager to start his career. Dedicated to the cause, he compressed a three year Electrical Engineering program into just two years. By taking summer courses and focusing on the future, Simmons accomplished his goal with ease. In 1983, he graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. This pursuit quickly set the pace for his career as a diversely trained and dynamic engineer.
Throughout his career, Jamie Simmons has taken command in numerous executive leadership roles. Startup savvy and strategic in nature, Simmons excels in launching high tech ventures. Among his professional peers, he is revered for maintaining critical business operations and leading his team to success. Simmons’s ability to build capable teams and motivate technical resources to a high level of performance is demonstrated time and time again in his pursuits. Outside of his technology and engineering expertise, he is also backed by a broad range of experience in sales, call center operations and logistics.
- In 2001, Jamie Simmons founded eSecuritel. For a three year period, he represented the team as the chief architect of Handset Issue Tracking System (HITS). Before selling the company and transitioning to Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Simmons built the business from 0 subscribers to 500K subscribers.
- Jamie Simmons is credited with developing a web portal and organizing an internet-based auction strategy for Millionaire Magazine.
- In the early 1990s, he co-founded Workgroup Technologies. For this venture, Simmons also stood as lead architect and developer of a configuration system.