Tim has 25 years of high-tech business management experience. As founder and CIO at Tendril, Tim has overseen the growth of the business from inception and is responsible for corporate and customer insight. He is also chair of the Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition, and was recently appointed to the Colorado Governor’s Advisory Committee on Venture Capital Investments. Most recently, he was Vice President and Research Area Director at Gartner, Inc. after the company he founded, Solista, was profitably acquired. Prior to Gartner, Tim launched an entrepreneurial career founding two successful technology companies and began his career with almost a decade at Apple. Tim is active in the community and serves as a mentor to Techstars and business plan competition teams. Tim was named Entrepreneur of the Year, alongside Tendril CEO Adrian Tuck, at the ESPRIT Entrepreneur 2011 Awards. Tim holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.