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We have the experience to create impact.

Collectively Bridge Builder Strategies has over 50 years of nonprofit, sales, marketing, and leadership experience. We are future-focused and believe in both recruiting and developing a diverse array of top talent.

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Our Story

Dr. Mike Simmons founded Bridge Builder Strategies in 2018 after spending 30 years with Eli Lilly. More than 10 years of his time there was spent working directly with non-profits as part of the company’s corporate affairs team.

Four years after graduating with his MBA, he joined the faculty and helped found Butler’s MBA Board Fellows course. This, along with his role at Lilly, helped him better understand the needs of non-profits. In 2010, Dr. Simmons went on to pursue a doctorate and the focus of his dissertation was corporate social responsibility reporting.

As a result of his role at Lilly, his educational pursuits, and his years of community service, Dr. Simmons saw a need to help organizations create, deliver, measure, and communicate impact. With this as its focus, Bridge Builder Strategies was born.

Meet The Team

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Jennifer Buell

Human Resources Partner

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