Tim is CEO of the Global IT M&A Forum, a marketplace for leading IT companies to explore strategic partnerships, equity financing, mergers and acquisitions. Concurrently, Tim is a principal at martinwolf, the world’s leading middle market IT M&A specialist.
Prior to the Global IT M&A Forum, Tim was President and CEO of Phylogy, a Silicon Valley company offering groundbreaking broadband technology to telephone carriers around the world. In 2010, Phylogy was ranked 243rd on the Inc.500 list of fastest growing companies in the United States. The company was acquired by Actelis Networks in March 2011.
In the early 90s, Tim capitalized on the Internet’s growing commercial applications as Co-Founder and CEO of Vantage One Communications, where he accomplished numerous “firsts” by uniting non-linear communications with the untapped muscle of the worldwide web. While at Vantage One, he was named Entrepreneur of the Year by USA TODAY/ NASDAQ / Ernst & Young in 1997 and received the Pillar Award for community service from the Small Business Network in 1999. After expanding his firm nationally, martinwolf sold Vantage One in November 1999.
In between Vantage One and Phylogy, Tim turned to public service as Cleveland’s Deputy Mayor/Chief Development Officer, leading initiatives in city planning, building and housing, and economic development that fostered economic growth throughout the region.
A life-long musician, Tim serves on the Board of the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame & Museum and Chairs its Technology Committee. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications/Marketing from the University of Dayton.