Tim Smith is our Vice President for Cloud Services and Application.
Originally from Gibson City, IL, Tim received his MBA from Belmont College.
Tim was influenced early on by the work hard, play hard farm culture of the Midwest. While in college he co-founded Copyright Management, Inc and grew the company to the largest copyright administration firm in North America. It was at CMI that software and systems became the means to establish competitive advantage, a consistent theme throughout his career.
His passion for business process automation continued with his next venture. The Zeal Group became the largest Microsoft Business Solutions reseller in the Southeast. With 7 start-up experiences and counting, Tim shares his knowledge by mentoring entrepreneurs at the Nashville Entrepreneurship Center.
Tim is a proven executive leader, strategic thinker, multi-award winning innovator, and entrepreneur. His passion is innovation through collaboration. As an inventor of a patented method of validating interested parties in collaborative works using social networking and cloud technology, he is a vocal advocate for intellectual property rights. He has special interests in the sports, entertainment, and the food and spirits industries.
His favorite past times are hiking in the Smokey Mountains, oil painting, wood-working and blogging about entrepreneurship. His most fulfilling achievement is raising and loving six children.