VP of Finance
Chip Simmonds is the VP of Finance at PPDG, Inc. who joined the Executive Staff in May of 2014 with responsibility for all accounting and finance functions that include reporting operating results to executive staff and analysis of actuals to forecasts. An ability to gauge forward progress and make strategic adjustments to achieve corporate goals is the result of over 20 years of experience in the public accounting and industry environment.
Prior to joining PPDG, Chip served seven years as a Chief Financial Officer for a Software and Communications company; helped turn around operations from failing expectations to an organization with great results, improved communications with outside creditors and investors. He spent eleven years in public accounting with his father as a Partner in Bill J. Simmonds & Company, CPAs.
Chip is from San Antonio and graduated from Douglas MacArthur High School. He graduated from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas with a BBA/Accounting and then subsequently passed his CPA exam. He is a third generation Accountant following in his grandfather’s and father’s lead to be an effective and efficient business leader.
Chip is active in the community by volunteering and serving on two non-profit board of directors for Soldier’s Angels and The Down Syndrome Association of South Texas. He is an active member of the San Antonio Chapter of Certified Public Accountants; the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants; and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.