David
Simms

Senior advisor

David’s career spans executive roles in nonprofits, financial services, management consulting and  government. Most recently, David served Opportunity International in a series of roles including Executive Chair, Head of Global Strategy, and President of Opportunity U.S.  & Global Chief Development Officer.  Previously David was a Partner with the Bridgespan Group, and led its Bridgestar initiative which is dedicated to recruiting and developing talented senior leaders for nonprofit organizations. David served as a senior executive vice president in financial services at MBNA America, was a White House Fellow, and started his career as a management consultant at Bain & Company. He holds a JD from Harvard Law School and an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School. He earned a BS (Economics) and a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Pennsylvania, graduating summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.