Our Mentors

Jared Simmons

A lifelong learner, Jared has relied on his passion for helping others and engineering training to explore the wide world of work, including market research, supplier management, product development, innovation, management consulting, and strategic planning at Procter & Gamble, McKinsey & Company, and The Coca-Cola Company. His education in the nonprofit world came while serving as president of Give Back Cincinnati, an all-volunteer young professional-led nonprofit that doubled its membership during his two years in office. He poured that experience into founding OUTLAST Consulting, a coaching-based consultancy that helps values-led organizations increase their impact on the world. Jared is a former lead singer and keyboard player for a cover band, a published poet, and a devoted fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide. His varied interests and broad range of experiences give him a unique perspective on workplace diversity and the unintended barriers to participation that make it an ongoing challenge.