EVP, COO at Unum
Simmonds was originally president and chief executive officer of Unum US, and was appointed to the newly created role of chief operating officer (COO) of the company on February 1, 2020. Simonds began his career at Unum in 1994 and has worked in leadership roles throughout the company in multiple divisions, including Finance, Marketing and Sales. Prior to leading Unum US, Simonds served as chief operating officer and chief marketing officer for Unum US and helped lead the company’s expansion into voluntary, dental and vision benefits. Simonds worked at McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, from 2002 to 2003, before returning to Unum. He holds a master’s in business administration from Harvard Business School and bachelor’s degrees in economics and anthropology from Bowdoin College.