Agora Ventures

Managing Member

Brian Simmons

 
 
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Brian Simmons

Biography

As an entrepreneur, investor, strategist, and senior level consultant, Brian has applied the lessons he learned as a Marine to the challenging and dynamic world of business. The leadership and advice he has provided to a broad range of companies has combined his practical solution-driven mindset with an ability to creatively capitalize on opportunities.

Prior to co-founding Agora Ventures LLC, he served as a Board Member and Senior Vice President for CLEAResult’s West Region. CLEAResult is a utility energy efficiency and renewable energy program implementation firm in North America. Prior to that position he was the Co-Founder/President/CEO for Fluid Market Strategies, which also provided energy services and was acquired by CLEAResult in 2011. Brian oversaw corporate strategy, regional program delivery and business development, assisted with company acquisitions, mentored leadership academy teams, sat on the executive advisory committee for benefits and was a technical expert in many areas of sustainability, energy efficiency and renewable energy generation.

Brian is a Marine Corps veteran who served as a non-commissioned officer from 1988-1992. This stint included participation in various conflicts and disaster relief efforts. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and Advertising from Portland State University Business School. He has also participated in Stanford University’s Executive Training Series for strategy and growth.

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate Strategy
  • Sales Strategy
  • Business Forcasting
  • Evaluation & Response to competitive landscape
  • Organizational Structure
  • Marketing
  • Go-To-Market Strategy
  • Leadership & Executive Training

Industries

  • Utilities
  • Retail
  • Construction
  • HVAC Distribution
  • Lighting Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Sustainability
  • Military & Government
  • Small Manufacturing
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Lumber & Building Products

Advisory & Board Positions

  • Aiqueous
  • FourthWrite
  • Keel Energy
  • Off The Side Line
  • Marcum Chiropractic -Prior position
  • CLEAResult - Prior position
  • Consumer Electronics Association Small Business Council - Prior position
  • Do Good Multnomah - Prior position
  • Oregon League of Conservation Voters - Prior position
  • Lift for the 22 - Prior position

Companies Founded by Brian

  • Agora Ventures
  • Fluid Market Strategies
  • EnergyBright
  • HOS Technologies