|Duke University, BA||2005|
|The Founder Institute, Certificate||2009|
Tim is most interested in how the intersection of business and design can lead to innovation and meaningful experiences for the consumer.
This user focus attracted Tim to startups and is what inspired him to build Rentcycle, the world’s first online rental marketplace. A graduate of The Founder Institute in Silicon Valley and Finalist in Boston’s MassChallenge, Tim has been exposed to a strong network within the entrepreneurial community and knows what it takes to build a successful business. Rentcycle is not Tim’s first jaunt with a startup – while in college, Tim and his friends built an e-commerce apparel company which still operates today.
Tim has also spent time in the corporate realm. Prior to founding Rentcycle, Tim worked in business development for Cheskin Added Value, an innovation consulting firm. Before that, he was Brand Manager at Red Hat Inc, where he strategically managed the brand portfolio for this global software company. Tim graduated with distinction from Duke University with a BA in Visual Arts (graphic design) and Certificates in Markets & Management Studies and Film, Video, and Digital Media.
When he’s not busy designing the company website or visiting rental stores, Tim competes in triathlons and explores the California coast with his wife, daughter and dog, Stella.