Co-Founder of Forethought Advisors, LLC (He/Him)
Timothy “Tim” Simons, is a seasoned executive and co-founder of Forethought Advisors, LLC. With over 20 years of experience in corporate and government relations, he has become a trusted advisor in driving policy and regulatory change for his clients. Tim has built a national network of organizations willing to engage and make their voices heard on critical national policy issues.
Tim has a talent for crafting and implementing legislative and regulatory strategies that yield results. His leadership was evident during his tenure as Vice President and Senior Compliance Officer of the Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Unit at the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco (FHLBSF). Collaborating with Congresswoman Maxine Waters and the Congressional Black Caucus, he was instrumental in the design and legislative creation of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion in both HERA and Dodd-Frank legislations.
Tim’s commitment to expanding access to capital for historically disadvantaged communities has had a transformative impact. Through his visionary work, he spearheaded the creation of a groundbreaking $100 million Donor Advised Impact Investment Fund at FHLBSF, the Quality Jobs Fund. This initiative aimed to cultivate quality job growth, laying the foundation for a brighter future for the Bank’s customer base. His efforts garnered well-deserved recognition from community groups and Congressional members.
Beyond his legislative and regulatory affairs expertise, Tim has a strong financial and operational compliance background cultivated at KPMG and Cable & Wireless, where he led financial and operational audits in the US, Caribbean, and Latin America.
Tim has an MBA from the University of Maryland and an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Hampton University. He is known for his commitment to the Brooklyn community and has held leadership positions at several organizations, including the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation and the Weeksville Heritage Center. While Tim and his wife, Nicholle, proudly reside in Washington, DC, they hold a deep connection to their hometown of Brooklyn, NY. He joined Brooklyn Org’s Board of Directors in July 2023.