Ian Simmons – Co-Founder and Principal of Blue Haven Initiative

Ian Simmons is Co-Founder and Principal of Blue Haven Initiative, a family office dedicated to deploying for-profit and non-profit capital to solve social problems.For over a decade, Ian has conceived and catalyzed projects to improve democracy. Results of various projects featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post, as well as on CBS, NBC, ABC, and CNN. For example, Ian was the silent partner in co-founding and seed-funding ActBlue, which makes it easier for citizens to create change. ActBlue has channeled over three million individual donations totaling more than $373 million to candidates across the United States. Ian enjoys making site visits to learn more from innovative businesses and outstanding non-profit initiatives around the world. Ian graduated with honors from Harvard College in 2000. He lives in New York City with his wife, Liesel.