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Our Founder

Matthew R. Simmons graduated cum laude from the University of Utah, and received an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School where he served on the faculty as a Research Associate for two years and was also a Doctoral Candidate.

He was a renowned speaker and author and published numerous papers for industry journals, spoke frequently at government forums, energy symposiums and in the boardrooms of many leading energy companies across the world. In 2005, he published Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy - a Wall Street Journal best seller.

In addition to founding Simmons & Company International, he also started The Ocean Energy Institute in Mid-Coast Maine, an organization focused on researching and creating renewable energy sources from all aspects of our oceans.

Throughout his life, Mr. Simmons was tirelessly dedicated to helping further the causes of numerous philanthropic and community organizations: