Tim Jenkins

Tim Jenkins




My road in life has taken me all over.
Growing up in a blue-collar town, everyone assumed I'd take a factory job rather than go to college.
I got a full academic scholarship to the University of Cincinnati.
I started with a minor in computer science and left school as a programmer.
I wrote computer audit programs for KPMG before moving into an operating role at Apple.
Going to work for Apple was one of the defining moments in my life; they really invested in me.
I wanted overseas experience, so Apple sent me to London to join the team developing e-trading.
After that, I moved to Paris. I think my most valuable experiences were the ones I had overseas.
I took my first CEO position at a small software company a few years ago.
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I build teams that can do the impossible.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Building Things

Day to Day

Every day, I'm pulling teams of people together to solve seemingly impossible problems.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

If you don't come from a good, strong financial background, you're probably going to have a total lack of understanding of the economics governing your own industry. Down the line, you can get out of your comfort zone and dip into marketing or operations, but start with that finance degree.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"I don't think your product has long-term viability. I don't see the market opportunity. I don't see how you could scale this technology."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student