Brothers and Sisters Podcast: Paul Simms
After graduating from Gilman School in 2001, Paul Simms attended Emory University in Atlanta. He graduated in 2005 with a BBA (Finance concentration) and then set off to work a few years on Wall Street at UBS Investment Bank. Paul then switched gears and worked several years in private equity, primarily based in Atlanta with stints in Singapore, London, and Bahrain. After a few downturns, liquidations, and bankruptcies (yikes!), Paul switched gears and entered a management training program with McMaster-Carr. While there, Paul managed the company’s receiving operations for their Atlanta warehouse while earning an EMBA from Cornell University.
In late 2013, Google reached out to Paul and he eventually joined in March 2014. Paul has been with Google for 7 years, managing and leading various operations and programs for Google Shopping Express and Google Fiber.
Paul currently resides in Nashville, TN with his wife of 13 years (Erin), and his two children, Gabriella (9) and Elliott (4).
Leo. Wife. Mother and reformed Peloton addict, Mia Centeno is self-identified as a domesticated feminist because although she firmly believes women are the superior sex, she thoroughly enjoys the trappings of suburban domestication. An East Coast currently hanging in the Bay Area… still grappling with the use of the word “hella”.
Kwaisi France is CEO and co-Founder of KTB Media LLC, an educational media strategy firm. He is a 1999 graduate of the Gilman School, and a 2003 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania earning his B.A in philosophy, politics, and economics with a concentration in political science. Kwaisi obtained his JD/MBA from the University of Baltimore Merrick School of Business concentrating in public sector economics. He has just under a decade of professional experience in asset management and commercial negotiations at firms including T. Rowe Price, Legg Mason, Scottrade and Boatti PLLC. Kwaisi is currently obtaining his Masters in both Emerging Media and Data Science with a concentration in Data Analytics at Loyola University.
Nicole Matthew is a Baltimore-based writer and spiritual healer with a B.A. in Psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill, class of 2005. She also currently works as a General Manager of an optometry office/ retailer and is completing her book, Dissonance, set for release summer of 2021.
Walter Sellers is currently serving as President of SFE Inc. He is the son of military parents and that experience growing up around the world helped shape his world view. He was educated at Elon College obtaining a BS in Mathematics. He is Six Sigma certified and has aided multiple corporations in sales, process, and development.
Lindsay Wilson is a native West Baltimorean who’s breathed fashion, culinary arts, and math from a young age. By the age of 5, she was an avid coffee drinker and balancing her grandmother’s checkbooks. She believes this early start was instrumental in propelling her matriculation at University of Maryland, Baltimore County as a Meyerhof Scholar and subsequent work in real estate accounting. Currently, Lindsay is pursuing her Master’s in Finance at the University of Baltimore, and plans to cross over into portfolio management in the near future.
Autumn Woodland is a graduate of Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University earning a B.S. in business administration in 2002; and a graduate of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University earning a JD in 2005. Autumn is also a voice actress, visual artist and works as a compliance professional in the energy industry.
Shaun Woodland is a Baltimore based actor and writer whose credits include The Wire, Golden Boy (2013), The Meek (2017), The First Purge (2018), Big Time Adolescence (2019), and Unarmed Man (2019). He is currently starring in a film co-starred by Jasmine Guy of a Different World and Harlem Nights along with T.C. Carson of Living Single.
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