As Senior Vice President of Sales & Business Development for uKnow.com, Inc., Tim leads the company’s business development efforts and plays a key role in defining uKnow’s overall strategy. He is responsible for the entire life-cycle of the company’s distribution partner relationships including identification, financial modeling, implementation planning, contracting, and relationship management.
Tim originally conceived of uKnow following his own child’s encounter with an Internet child predator. Tim envisioned a service that would enable parents to “have their child’s back” without constantly looking over his or her shoulder and he led the initial design of the company’s enterprise platform and flagship product, uKnowKids™.
Prior to uKnow, Tim was a member of the founding team at buySAFE, Inc., the world’s leading e-commerce trust and safety company now partially owned by Symantec. He led the company to a 600% increase in revenue as buySAFE’s Vice President of Business Development & Sales. Prior to assuming revenue responsibility, he served as Managing Director of Business Development and Director of Community Development.
Tim began his career with several roles focused within the telecommunication industry. Tim was the founder of The Telecom Recruiter, LLC, an executive search firm serving the telecommunications industry. In less than two year, he grew the company to include 34 affiliate locations and to serve dozens of clients throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Before catching the entrepreneurial bug, Tim held several positions at MCI Communications before ascending to the role of Southeast Area Director. As the youngest Area Director in company history, he was tasked with turning around MCI’s struggling small business sales and service operations in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. Tim’s efforts resulted in a 408% increase in the Area’s recurring revenue and he was ultimately inducted into the MCI Hall of Fame.
Tim is the creator of “Keeping Kids Safe: An Internet and Mobile Safety Workshop™”, an educational program which has been leveraged by schools and families throughout North America. He is regularly called upon by the media to share his insights as a social media and mobile phone safety expert. He has been a guest of The Ricki Lake Show and The Jeff Probst Show and has been a presenter at numerous national Internet conferences.
Tim attended the University of Maryland, College Park on a golf scholarship and still resides in Maryland with his wife, Christine, and their three kids.