Raised in an Army family, Tim went on after college to serve as an Army Aviation officer; serving most of his time in Germany. Upon exiting the service, he moved to Minnesota with the intention of getting an MBA in Finance. Tim took a position with a small start-up that sold refurbished IBM enterprise servers where he was tasked with developing and growing their tech center. For the first two years, he was responsible for all back-end operations of the company. The owners then offered him a position as a computer broker, which he accepted. What started as a job to pay the bills while in grad school led to a 20+ career with the company. Tim was the IBM Power Systems product manager when he left the company, responsible for all IBM sales and inventory management. Tim moved with his wife and two children to Charlotte in early 2021 and took a position with a M&A brokerage headquartered in NY. It was while working with this group that he came into contact with Viking. He recognized immediately that Viking is a great organization and joined the team in mid-2022.