areas of expertise
- Strategic planning
- Business planning
- Succession planning
- Over 35 years of successful business management in the U.S. and Canada
I especially enjoy working with family businesses, but treat larger entities like family. After all, teams are family and a shared business vision allows all tasks to be aligned for success.
Where no wise guidance is, the people fall, but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.
Born in Sacramento, CA, Tim graduated with a B.S. degree in Ag Business from California State University, Fresno.
Tim served in various executive roles with the DuPont Company for 27 years in the U.S. and Canada. Until mid-2007, he was in charge of Food Industry Marketing and Produce Industry Relations for DuPont Agriculture and Nutrition. He provided leadership and strategic direction for industry relations and marketing initiatives with the U.S. fruit and vegetable industry and interacted with important national and regional produce trade associations and companies. He conceived, developed and operated the Produce Industry Leadership Program in conjunction with the United Fresh Produce Association for 12 years.
Tim was also a partner in a venture capital firm (Bulldog Capital Partners) that provided seed money and hands-on advice for startup companies in the tech sector.
Tim has served on the United Fresh Produce Association Board of Directors (Washington, DC). In addition, he served on the Board of the United Way of Fresno County. Tim is also past president of the Ag One Foundation which promotes the College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology at Fresno State. He has also been a produce industry consultant for FreshXperts.
In 2000, Tim received recognition as The Packer Produce Industry Man of the Year for his work in developing industry leaders. Tim is a proud graduate of Class XXXI of the California Agricultural Leadership Program and served on its Alumni Council. He has also participated in leadership and executive development programs at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Cornell University and Penn State University. Tim is also certified in Six Sigma. In 2017, he was honored by the International Sigma Chi Fraternity as a Significant Sig for his professional achievements.
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