|City University in London, Bachelors of Science degree|
As a General Partner at GrandBanks Capital, Tim has over 20 years of experience in various technology companies. Tim brings a wealth of operational and technology experience to the team. Tim represents GrandBanks Capital on the board of xkoto.
Prior to joining GrandBanks Capital, Tim held several key operating roles at Geac Computer Corporation Ltd. (TSX: GAC; NASDAQ: GEAC) reporting directly to the CEO, a global enterprise software company that addressed the various needs of the office of the CFO in Fortune 2000 companies. Most recently, Tim was the CEO of all of that companyâ€™s business outside the U.S. (Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Pacific), responsible for approximately $220 million of Geacâ€™s $440 million in total revenue and responsible for managing 1,300 people in 20 countries. Geac was a leader in the Business Performance Management market space, and in March 2006, was acquired by private equity firm, Golden Gate Capital, for $1.0 billion in cash. This acquisition represented a more than a 300 percent appreciation in the market capitalization of the business during his tenure with the company. Prior to Tim being named CEO of Geacâ€™s non-U.S. businesses, he was a Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, as well as a Chief Information Officer responsible for handling the companyâ€™s strategic direction regarding technology and new products.
From November 1999 through December 2002, Tim served as a Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer at Terra Lycos S.A. (NASDAQ: TRLY; MADX: TRR), a company possessing the largest global footprint of any Internet group at the time. Tim started with Lycos, Inc., working for Highland Capital Partnersâ€™ Managing General Partner Bob Davis, who was Lycosâ€™ CEO. Tim was Lycosâ€™ CTO at the time of its sale to Terra Networks, S.A. in 2000 for over $12 billion. With a presence in 42 countries and content in 19 languages, the companyâ€™s technology reached 116 million unique users per month and noted 2.3 million combined paying users and communications customers. Tim was responsible for management of the Technology Organization across all of the Terra Lycos business lines, driving the strategy, planning, budgeting, engineering, operations and internal systems. He oversaw 750 staff members in 10 development centers around the world and was responsible for managing an average budget of over $350 million in capital spending and operating expenses. Tim was also responsible for the integration efforts of nine companies that were acquired by Terra Lycos during his time with the company, including Gamesville, a SOFTBANK Venture Capital investment led by Charley Lax.
From 1992 through October 1999, Tim worked for The Learning Company (â€œTLCâ€) The Learning Company (â€œTLCâ€) (NYSE:TLC) in a variety of roles, including Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. At TLC, Tim was responsible for the management of integration of 25 acquired company technologies into the existing TLC systems. Throughout his more than eight years at TLC, Tim played an integral role in the development and growth of the company, including its $3.8 billion sale to Mattel in May 1999. At the time of the sale, TLC was the number one player in consumer education and home productivity software markets as measured by PCData. Tim also worked on the design and development of various software titles while serving as Vice President of Research and Development, including American Heritage Dictionary, Calendar Creator, Labels Unlimited and Photofinish.