Laird P. Simons
Co-Founder & Member, TDB Advisory Board
Co-founder Laird P. Simons, President and CFO prior to retirement, drew on a long career of transforming start-up, turnaround and high-growth organizations into successful businesses. Prior to co-founding TDB, he was a Senior Executive at Sprint where he managed a billion-dollar business unit serving some of North America’s largest telecommunications networks in the industry.
In addition to his telecommunications experiences, Laird served as Assistant Vice President of Human Resources at Sprint where he was responsible for the complex employment and benefit-related workings of a multi-billion dollar organization. Laird used this experience in Human Resources to create a supportive, professional work environment at TDB—an environment that attracted top-notch professionals who took pride in their work for government agencies. Furthermore, Laird’s leadership enabled TDB to provide high-quality staffing and benefits services to our clients.
As a leader at TDB, Laird provided strategic vision and executed action plans for improved financial, performance and profit results for every TDB client project. His impressive record of delivering strong and sustainable financial gains in markets nationwide benefited government agencies, which were focused on using cost-effective methods to achieve exceptional results.
Education: Marketing Management Program, Columbia University; MBA, Rockhurst University; B.S., Business Administration, University of Kansas.