Our History

Our Founder


Matthew R. Simmons

Matthew R. Simmons graduated from the University of Utah, and received his Master of Business Administration degree 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.

Simmons 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 Energy, 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, Simmons was tirelessly dedicated to helping further the causes of numerous philanthropic and community organizations.