Mike Simmons

Mike Simmons DBA

Adjunct Professor Lacy School of Business Butler University

Lacy School of Business Butler University

Mike Simmons is the President and Founder of Bridge Builder Strategies (BBS), a consulting firm that helps business, government and non-profits build bridges with their stakeholders and create unique experiences that result in lasting relationships and impact. Prior to founding BBS, Dr. Simmons worked nearly 30 years for Eli Lilly and Company where he held roles in sales, marketing and corporate affairs and worked both inside and outside the US on both established brands and those preparing for launch. Through this work, he has demonstrated an ability to think strategically and implement effectively and is known as an effective connector and convener who can help foster collaboration and guide data informed program design and implementation.

Dr. Simmons holds a B.A. in English from Wabash College, an MBA from Butler University’s Lacy School of Business and a DBA in Marketing from Kennesaw State University. 
 He holds academic appointments at both Butler University and Babson College where he teaches product management, brand management and experiential courses in each school’s MBA program.