Layne Simmons serves as Business Development Manager. She is responsible development of new business opportunities and continued relationships with ReqExpert’s clients. Ms. Simmons also works with small companies to help them enter the world of government contracting. Previously, she founded Motionetics, Inc., a company developing innovative energy harvesting and sensor technology products for military and commercial applications.
Ms Simmons started her entrepreneurial journey as the co-founder and chief operations officer of TenXsys, Inc. which developed small devices for monitoring human health and tracking animal movements. Prior to that, she was a program and project manager and software development engineer for Hewlett Packard, where she developed firmware for HP’s LaserJet printers.
Ms. Simmons worked as a senior systems engineer for Booz Allen & Hamilton Inc., where she worked on various NASA projects, including the Space Station communications systems monitor and control subsystem for the NASA enhanced mission communications system, and the interface for the Space Shuttle aft flight deck to the Space Station docking module.
Layne holds a BS in aerospace engineering from the University of Arizona and an MBA from the University of Washington.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her teenage sons, riding her Arabian Horses in endurance competitions, and has competed in several marathons and triathlons, including a full Ironman.