Tim is the Chief Executive Officer of Fortem Technologies, bringing more than 25 years of global executive experience successfully building businesses and technology startups in Silicon Valley. Tim currently oversees the corporate direction and strategy for Fortem Technologies, responsible for all aspects of sales, product and service creation, delivery and customer service support. Before founding Fortem Technologies Inc., in May 2016, Tim transitioned from vice president of engineering at his previous company to sales, providing strategic oversight for all programs and services with global reseller partners in Japan and throughout the world. Prior to that, Tim served as VP/General Manager at NextHop, a proprietary technology licensing company from academia that expedited the industry transition from circuit to IP communications. Before NextHop, Tim served as executive vice president of Engineering at Shomiti Systems, where he spearheaded a team that leveraged unique disruptive ASIC technology to build award-winning products for the largest enterprises in the world. Tim was an essential catalyst in growing the team from five founding engineers to more than 110 employees in the fields of engineering, marketing, services and manufacturing. Tim began his career as an engineer at Aspect Communications, where he was responsible for all software development for their flagship telecommunication products, before becoming the Director of Software and generating over $500M in annual revenue for the product line. Tim earned his B.S. in Design Engineering, a combination of mechanical engineering and computer science, from BYU. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Tim is married with kids and is a passionate Cleveland sports fan, where he’s been trying to convert his family to root for his hometown teams for more years than he’s willing to admit.