A serial entrepreneur, Tim built two software infrastructure companies before joining Sierra in 2001 as Managing Director in the Software Team. He headed Sales and Marketing functions at Scopus Technology (NASDAQ:SCOP), which went public in 1995, and was a leader in the CRM space. Scopus was eventually sold to Seibel Systems for $750M in 1997. After that, Tim was Founder/ CEO of Octane Software, a leading provider of e-commerce infrastructure, which he sold to Epiphany (NASDAQ:EPNY) in 2000 for $3.2B. "I relish the Entrepreneurial process: the pace, energy and 24x7 nature of it. I love to help entrepreneurs and build lasting companies with them. Entrepreneurs can relate to that passion in me," says Tim. "Having played the game before, I'm not the guy that's just giving advice; I've been on the field, I've been hit, and I've got up and gone on to success."
Education & Background
Tim's playbook is built not only on 20 years of hands-on operating and investing experience, but also on a solid technical education. Tim holds a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from India and a Masters in IEOR/Robotics from Virginia Tech. At Sierra, he's taken two companies public, Sourcefire (FIRE) and MakeMyTrip(MMYT), and has been responsible for several M&A.
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