Rick Timmins joined G-51 in 2009. Prior to joining G-51, Rick served as vice president of finance at networking technology leader Cisco Systems. There he was instrumental in developing and implementing an e-culture of financial reporting across all of Ciscoâ€™s worldwide operations, while still cutting $150 million from the budget. When he arrived in 1996 it took Cisco weeks to close its quarterly reporting books. Today it takes under 4 hours.
Previous to Cisco, Rick served as vice president of finance for Motorola, where he had worldwide financial responsibility for the Semiconductor division. He was also heavily involved in developing Motorolaâ€™s cellular operations in Japan, which experienced explosive growth from $300 million to over $2 billion. In addition to his operational experience, Rick has also worked with numerous top tier venture firms from across the country.
Rick was a past board member for Transmeta Corporation (symbol: TMTA) for 6 years including the public to private transition in 2008. He remains an active board member for Ultratech (symbol: UTEK), Liquid Computing, and Treaty Oak Bank. Rick holds a B.S. degree in accounting and finance from the University of Arizona, an M.B.A. degree from St. Edwardâ€™s University, and is a Certified Public Accountant.