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The founders of Timmaron Capital Advisors have personally led consulting engagements and/or served as senior executives in each of the following organizations:
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AK Steel
Supported the CFO in establishing a new vision for using information technology in a transformational way; developed complex financial valuation and forecast models to support M&A negotiations.
Served as the CTO for North America, a $2B unit of the $15B parent company, served for four years as Vice President of Research and Network Strategy, led the US Corporate Research & Innovation Center, served as General Chairman IEEE international communications conference, chaired sessions at the Supercomm for the IEC.
Helped position Think New Ideas, an interactive marketing firm, which was co-founded by one of the Timmaron partners, to be acquired by AnswerThink Consulting, for $350M (approx. 7x revenues) in the summer 1999.
Apex CoVantage
Timmaron Managing Partner currently serves on the Board of Directors of this entity and provides Executive Coaching Services to the owners and senior management team
Developed first corporate decision-support strategy for top management, with 35 DSS applications. Developed the first Federal Marketing Strategy for Apple and helped win $200M Army contract. Wrote specs led vendor selection for a new generation of manufacturing and distribution systems.
Advised CEO on diversification strategy; identified and courted acquisition candidates; detailed plans for board review
Advised CEO on business performance indicators, marketing cost reduction, product positioning, and strategy for acquisition integration, built first corporate EIS.
Served on the faculty of Caltech, as a Dr. Chaim Weizmann Post-doctoral Fellow and actively conducted research in the area of laser technology development for applications in chemical physics.
Centennial Wireless
Timmaron Managing Partner currently serves on the Board of Directors of this $1B revenue domestic and international wireless/wireline entity and serves as Chairman of the Compensation Committee of the Board.
Cerberus Capital Management
Advisor to the Cerberus team during the intended privatization and acquisition of Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE), in a transaction estimated at $50B; actively participated in due diligence activities/meetings with top BCE leadership.
Developed internal strategy for early use of internet technology to support investment banking; implemented a personal executive information system for the CEO.
Designed a marketing information system for formulating and tracking promotions, such as customer cash and optimal pricing; THINK New Ideas developed and operated
Cincinnati Bell
Served as President & CEO of the $800 million dollar revenue telephone company division of a New York Stock Exchange company (NYSE: CBB)
Served as President & CEO of a portfolio company.
Advised CEO and top management in pre-merger M&A strategies/, developed strategies and options for diversification; identified acquisition candidates and led due diligence efforts. Commscope, working with investment bankers, acquired Andrews Corp in deal valued at $2.6B.
Served as interim CEO and a senior consultant to this startup fiber optic amenity company funded by SAS.
Credit Suisse
Designed and implemented a modern information technology platform for the Corporate Finance Group, concurrent with a move into a new HQ building.
Advised the CEO and Chief Strategy Officer to define and optimal HQ organization structure, during the merger of the Chessie and Seaboard companies; responsible for all technology systems for the new corporate HQ offices, include a real-time EIS for daily top management use.
Provided strategy and R&D for the President of AC Nielsen IS&T; proposed/ implemented a PARC-like product R&D center; designed/ implemented Category Manager, the first interactive profit optimization and data delivery product; set up a client War Room, and evaluated M&A candidates.
Deutsche Bank
Developed the first web-based system for defining, testing, managing and selling complex derivatives.
Advised top management of Ericsson in post-merger M&A strategy specifically in the areas of product portfolio and business strategy after Ericsson acquisition of Marconi.
Advised the EVPs of corporate strategy and US operations; implemented three mission critical systems for corporate: reduced US marketing program cost by over $2B annually; saved over $30M annually from improved modeling of CAFE compliance; first dealer CRM system; used car auction optimization.
Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG)
Timmaron Managing Partner continues to serve as a Council Member and advisor to the Gerson Lehrman Group.
Global Options
Advised CEO on acquisition strategy, profit enhancement, funding.
Goldman Sachs
Timmaron Managing Partner continues to serve as an Advisor to Goldman Sachs, Vantage Marketplace LLC.
Hearst Corporation
Advised SVP marketing of the CDS division on corporate re-engineering of the product delivery process.
Advised CEO and CIO on Business Process re-engineering and competitive information systems.
Delivered executive briefings in US and Europe to senior IT executives on next-generation decision support applications.
Served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of this $3B revenue/7000 employee New York Stock Exchange company (NYSE: IAR)
Iridian Technologies
Advisor to CEO and board on repositioning the company for strategic sale; introduced them to UBS M& A group and supported a sale for 17 x trailing revenues.
Advised President of Information and Communications Systems Division on new products and sales to the Defense Department.
Johnson & Johnson
Provided planning and advice on how to be more competitive, to corporate IT and presidents of three divisions.
LSG Sky Chefs
Served as temporary Corporate Finance Officer; developed budgets, profit tracking systems; helped reorganize the company to regain profitability.
MCI Worldcom
Led a Network Architecture and Design team that provided cost/performance optimization for wireless/wire-line networks, member of Corporate Development team that led M&A due-diligence of Nextel, Skytel, Wireless Cable TV companies, Metricom, Teligent and Skybridge.
McKinsey & Company
Consulted for McKinsey Partners and Engagement Leaders on several projects, in the areas of telecom applications and network evolution, telecom equipment, vendor competitive positioning and wireless and wire-line carrier network build-out.
Metroplex Technology Business Council
Served on the Board of Directors of the Richardson, Texas-based MTBC, 2002-2005.
Millennium Technology Ventures
Senior Advisor since 2001, evaluating investments; due diligence; turnaround strategy.
Nomura Securities
Advised the Telecom Practice Leader regarding potential opportunities in telecom and specifically analyzed a company that was being considered as an investment opportunity.
North Texas RCIC
Serves as an Evaluator, Mentor and Advisor to the North Texas Regional Commercialization and Innovation Center, for the Governor of Texas’ Texas Emerging Technologies Fund (TETF); has reviewed in excess of 200 business plans in over 3 years.
Served as an advisor to firms that were founded and hosted by NTEC, the North Texas Enterprise Center in Frisco, Texas.
Primedia Ventures
Senior Advisor from 1999-2001; advising on investments; due diligence; turn around strategy for several portfolio companies.
Rice University
Served as a Research Fellow and Research Assistant and conducted research in Electrical engineering and Applied Physics, specifically in the areas of laser technology development and applications in solid state physics and received MS and Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering.
Developed an executive information system, identifying and tracking key performance indicators for marketing campaigns and new drug development, as part of a corporate initiative to transform competitiveness.
Silver Lake Partners
Advised a Silver Lake Partner in the area of telecom value chain and eco-system landscape and specifically in the area of the dynamics of the telecom equipment vendor space.
Timmaron Managing Partner serves on the Engineering Executive Board, is the Co-chair of the Industry Advisory Board, for the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and earned an Executive MBA from the SMU Cox School of Business.
Advised the chief marketing officer on improving program profitability and CSFs for managing the firm.
Reviewer and mentor for STARTech, a Richardson, Texas- based Early Ventures funding firm.
Texas Instruments
Held positions with increasing responsibilities over 17 years: R&D, manufacturing, business start-up/strategy/development, evolving from technology to operations to the business of technology; published in over 50 peer-reviewed scientific and technical journals, over 25 US and international patents.
Advised CFO; developed systems to measure and optimize product profitability.
US Army
IT advisor to 3 generals incl. Army CIO and head of $80B Army Weapons Procurement; designed/ implemented the first interactive decision support system for tracking $80B in Army Weapons Systems. Wrote Army’s 20-year IT Strategy, introducing IOT and smart systems.
US West
Developed first Federal Marketing Strategy for large-scale information systems, post deregulation; provided all technical design and bid development for an $80M system proposal for the US Army; designed and implemented the first complex, graphical, decision support systems to run on both Mac and PC.
UTD (UT Dallas)
Timmaron Managing Partner serves as a Co-chair of the Industry Advisory Board for the UT Dallas School of Engineering, serves as a Visiting Clinical Professor in the School of Management, teaching Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Strategy and Technology Strategy and Management.
Valor Communications Group
Served as President & CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of this $500M revenue telecom company and led the drive to successfully take the company public on the New York Stock Exchange. (NYSE: VCG)
Advised CEO and Board of this multi-national company on US product introduction; defined US sales strategy.
Vestar Capital Partners
Timmaron Managing Partner served as President and CEO of a portfolio company.
Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stone
Served as President & CEO of a portfolio company and currently serves on the board of directors of another portfolio company.
Advised the President of the largest division on competitiveness through use of advanced technology.
Windstream Communications
Led the drive to merge Valor Communications Group and the wireline entity of Alltel in an $11B transaction to form Windstream Corporation, a New York Stock Exchange company. (NYSE: WIN)
Advised CEO on strategy for and eventually divestment of Information Systems Division; provided 3-day technology sales seminar to 300 management and top sales force; built first corporate EIS.