Director of Engineering
Tim is an avid basketball player and dreamt of becoming a famous NBA player, but settled for an MBA instead. He earned an MBA from Cal State Fullerton with an emphasis in business information management. Tim has over 15 years of technical leadership experience spanning across multiple industries and platforms. Tim started his career at IBM FileNET where he garnered most of his technical experience in Tier3 Support and QA. He also worked at a few financial companies such as Chase Bank where he was instrumental in building teams to deliver top-notched Support and QA services.
At ActivePDF, Tim is a well-respected team member, but can also be a source of misery (anyone who’s worked with a QA guy might have had a few heated discussions on the definition of quality). As a champion of quality and a customer’s advocate, he understands that ActivePDF’s success hinges on the delivery of superior products that solve business problems. Tim doesn’t want the QA team to be the last line of defense before the product is shipped to market, but rather to drive quality throughout the entire organization. He works closely with each functional team to instill a culture where everyone walks around with a quality attitude. It brings him joy to overhear a hallway conversation when team members are asking the question “Will this make it better for our customers”? Then, he can rest well and begin to dream again about hitting the last second jump shot to win the national championship.
Business is about integrity - doing the right things when people aren't watching.