About GreenSource & Tad Simmons
GreenSource is primarily the work of its founder, Tad Simmons. While services can be brought in from a variety of disciplines, the primary purpose and service, usually provided by Tad Simmons alone, is to build exciting businesses in sustainability – whether they be in technology, products, or services. Doing this in the most powerful and positive way is what is most exciting. We serve many purposes for clients, and make powerful differences that are often impossible to quantify. With careful consideration and thought, creative discovery & analysis, and bold, intelligent declaration of what will come next, we enjoy making great things happen for our clients. Seriously.
Founder Tad Simmons
Mr. Simmons earned his Bachelors degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from San Diego State University in 1993. His experience includes 8 years as an engineer and technical lead at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) serving various government and private sector clients. It includes research & development roles in projects as diverse as fuel cell instrumentation, flat-panel x-ray imaging system development, integrated circuit development, renewable energy technology, design reviews, strategic partnerships, proposal development including a $500 million management and operations contract for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, wind turbine and electric vehicle motor design oversight, and support of various entrepreneurial ventures. Mr. Simmons earned a certificate in Global Business Management while at SAIC, is a two-time winner of the Saturn Award for Leadership, earned his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in 2002.
During his engineering education at San Diego State University, Mr. Simmons and fellow team members designed and built the Suntrakker solar vehicle and competed in the 1993 2000 mile World Solar Challenge in Australia. He served as Electrical Engineering Team Lead.
From 1993 to 2000, Mr. Simmons served as Senior Staff Engineer and Technical Lead at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Prior to this he worked briefly for Naval Research and Development in Point Loma, California.
From 1999 to 2003, Mr. Simmons served as President & CEO of Gober Gear, Inc., introducing off-road mountain bike trailers for mountain biking with cargo or kids in tow.
From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Simmons was in the solar energy industry serving as sales manager for both residential and commercial sales programs. He and his colleagues established the sales program for photovoltaic systems in Home Depot stores in San Diego. He worked as a consultant and sales manager for Clean Power Systems, Kerr Enterprises, and Rockwell Electric, a subsidiary of Integrated Electrical Services, Inc.
From 2008 to present, Mr. Simmons has been President and CEO of GreenSource Corporation providing technical and management consulting services to various clients in green-tech, cleantech, and the sustainability industry.
On October 16, 2009, Mr. Simmons was appointed to the Board of Directors of Global 8 Environmental Technologies, Inc., a publicly traded company. On October 21, 2009, Mr. Simmons was appointed by the Board of Directors to the position of Chief Executive Officer. He resigned in 2010 and subsequently became CEO of GS Enviroservices, Inc. (OTCQB:GSEN) when GreenSource Corp. acquired the company.
GreenSource no longer holds a controlling interest in GS Enviroservices and Mr. Simmons and the board appointed a new CEO in December 2013.