A well-respected NBA standout, small forward Bobby Simmons has spent 12 years in the elite league, where he has played for the Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks, New Jersey Nets and San Antonio Spurs, as well as one season with the NBDL’s Reno Bighorns. In addition, Bobby’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to open several businesses in the Chicago area. Currently, he is the owner of Succezz, a thriving sneaker and apparel boutique; CEO of Simmons Entertainment & Marketing/Society 2201. With an NBA Career spanning from 2001-2012, Bobby Simmons is very familiar with hard work, diligence and dedication to tasks set before him. Aside from being a well-respected NBA standout, and after leaving the league and being one of NBA’s Most Improved Players in 2004-2005 season, Bobby then successfully transitioned into the entrepreneurial world, offering his customers the benefit of over eight years experience in fashion design, high end retail, styling, and travel apparel. He currently owns a few businesses that speak to his fashion and hospitality expertise. SuccezZ, a designer sneaker boutique which opened in June of 2008 (located in Chicago’s South Loop).
In addition to fashion and retail, Bobby is also the owner of Society 2201, an elite events venue located in Chicago’s West Loop. Established in 2012, Society has opened doors to share its secret of luxury, exclusivity, and style. This elite venue is filled with exquisite décor, an elite champagne list, customized specialty drinks, and a renowned atmosphere radiating with a state-of-the-art audio-visual experience. Society is open for special events and private parties to celebrate any occasion. Delivering elegant accommodations and service, an elite venue, like Society, is set to make a permanent mark on Chicago's entertainment scene.
Committed to improving the lives of underprivileged families in his Chicago hometown, Bobby founded the non-profit organization, The Bobby Simmons Rising Stars Foundation, in 2005. Which endows Scholarships at DePaul University to students whom works to address the educational and social needs of urban communities by developing programs and supporting community-based organizations.