SUPPORTING EDUCATIONAL INVESTMENTS
Higher education faces increasing consolidation. We help boards of trustee and university presidents assess strategic options, develop strategies for survival, financial and operational plans sustaining institutional solvency and educational effectiveness.
A native of Palo Alto, California, Tim served as an operational finance expert with extensive experience building profitable technology businesses for investors. Tim has over 25 years of experience building, leading and advising pre to post IPO commonality, capitalization and expansion.
Current Position and Past Experience
Tim is founder, president and chief executive officer of Siembra Mobile Inc. He is responsible for articulating the company’s vision, mission and values with internal and external stakeholders, as well as supporting and enhancing the company’s mission and overall operations.
In partnership with the leadership team from Stanford University and University of California at Santa Barbara, Tim drives execution and innovation aimed at three objectives: ensuring SMI’s current and future in-demand cloud solutions for improving college enrollment; enabling community colleges, universities and employers to bring their strategies to life through partnerships that meet their needs for in-demand skills; and helping society meet the urgent need to upskill the next generation to thrive in a work world reshaped by technology and automation. Building upon the existing strengths of our relationships, Tim advances SMI as a high-quality tech firm providing a “LinkedIn” type model for students seeking innovative degrees and non-degree programs that integrate technology, business, science and the arts.
Before founding SMI, Tim spent more than two decades as a leader, director and CFO for various technology companies in the Bay Area. As part of leadership teams, Tim helped redefine how the leading companies make their most important decisions through analyzing performance data tying operations, capital investment and rates of return at the programmatic level. Under his leadership, performance management could be established across product offerings and the organization to properly forecast future earnings in relation to the firms cost of capital. Private to public company commonality, building business cases for investable returns while bringing people together to increase shareholder value.
Education, Honors and Achievements
Tim holds an Executive MBA from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Finance from San Jose State University augmented with studies in theology, history, and social science.