Who We Are

Our Philosophy

PragmaticWith our combined expertise across many businesses and markets, we have been in your shoes (or similar ones) and bring a sensible and experienced view.

Integrity: It is not just what we do, but how we do it.

Play the long game: Yes, every quarter matters, but we want to set up your organization for sustainable growth.

We enjoy what we do: As former operating leaders, we are here to provide perspective and a deep playbook to make your team successful all while not taking ourselves too seriously.

Our Team

Our global team of professionals are here to help.

From practitioners with broad subject matter expertise, to interim executives and technology experts. We have a deep bench of executives and experts across industries, technologies and business who are here to make you and your team successful. They can’t wait to get started.

BARB STINNETT

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Overview
Barb brings a unique blend of global leadership experience spanning executive positions in the Fortune 50 to mid- cap companies and startups. She has a customer centric view and experience in all segments, across multiple industries and spanning enterprise and consumer organizations.
Strengths
Barb has created, led, and managed multibillion dollar high tech businesses for HP, Sybase, Oracle and Cisco, as well, restructured, pivoted and grew two midcap software firms through profitable, successful exits, in both public and private equity structures. She is able to identify customer business needs and communicate offerings in a specific industry’s language, has a proven track record consistently bringing growth and profitability to each assignment and a deep rolodex of global C level contacts across customers, partners, distributors, ISV partners, SI’s and Service Providers.
Experience

She founded Timmaron Group in 2008, based on her passion to work with companies to address their strategic desires by applying technologies to be the best they can be. She has also served as Chairman & CEO of SumTotal Systems, Chief Customer Officer and EVP for i2 Technologies, EVP & Chief Client Officer, The Thomas Group, VP for Service Provider Partners at Cisco, VP for professional services at SAP, COO and SVP at Silicon Graphics, and served over 20 years at HP in leadership roles in customer revenue and business unit general management positions.

Barb is a Fellow for the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), and has served on public, private and nonprofit organizations throughout her career. Her roles have been as Executive Chairman, Nomination & Governance, Compensation and Strategy chairs, and independent director. She has served American Multiplexer Corporation, Sum Total Systems, Altus 365, and the Bill Norris Foundation, a technology fund for emerging technologies. She is also experienced in early stage funds, creating and being a managing partner in the Sofia Fund, an early stage fund focused on women led technology companies. Barb graduated from University of Wisconsin with degrees in Computer Science and International Business.

Involvement

Barb is very involved in community organizations such as leading the Chief Executive Council of Silicon Valley, mentor at YCombinator, HealthRock, and Minnesota Emerging Software Advisory (MESA), and donates her time for entrepreneurial efforts, such as the Minnesota Cup, Fowler Cup, and Hack-a-Thon activities.

Barb’s passions are around cultures, languages, music and finding new ways to solve complex problems in healthcare, education, and healthier, sustainable food sources. She channels these passions in the non-profit boards she serves on, such as AidMatrix, SMILE Network, DARTS, and Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT).

She is a master gardener, enjoys being with family and friends, and is mother to a very pampered Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever.

BARB STINNETT

Overview
Strengths
Experience
Involvement
Overview
Barb brings a unique blend of global leadership experience spanning executive positions in the Fortune 50 to mid- cap companies and startups. She has a customer centric view and experience in all segments, across multiple industries and spanning enterprise and consumer organizations.
Strengths
Barb has created, led, and managed multibillion dollar high tech businesses for HP, Sybase, Oracle and Cisco, as well, restructured, pivoted and grew two midcap software firms through profitable, successful exits, in both public and private equity structures. She is able to identify customer business needs and communicate offerings in a specific industry’s language, has a proven track record consistently bringing growth and profitability to each assignment and a deep rolodex of global C level contacts across customers, partners, distributors, ISV partners, SI’s and Service Providers.
Experience

She founded Timmaron Group in 2008, based on her passion to work with companies to address their strategic desires by applying technologies to be the best they can be. She has also served as Chairman & CEO of SumTotal Systems, Chief Customer Officer and EVP for i2 Technologies, EVP & Chief Client Officer, The Thomas Group, VP for Service Provider Partners at Cisco, VP for professional services at SAP, COO and SVP at Silicon Graphics, and served over 20 years at HP in leadership roles in customer revenue and business unit general management positions.

Barb is a Fellow for the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), and has served on public, private and nonprofit organizations throughout her career. Her roles have been as Executive Chairman, Nomination & Governance, Compensation and Strategy chairs, and independent director. She has served American Multiplexer Corporation, Sum Total Systems, Altus 365, and the Bill Norris Foundation, a technology fund for emerging technologies. She is also experienced in early stage funds, creating and being a managing partner in the Sofia Fund, an early stage fund focused on women led technology companies. Barb graduated from University of Wisconsin with degrees in Computer Science and International Business.

Involvement

Barb is very involved in community organizations such as leading the Chief Executive Council of Silicon Valley, mentor at YCombinator, HealthRock, and Minnesota Emerging Software Advisory (MESA), and donates her time for entrepreneurial efforts, such as the Minnesota Cup, Fowler Cup, and Hack-a-Thon activities.

Barb’s passions are around cultures, languages, music and finding new ways to solve complex problems in healthcare, education, and healthier, sustainable food sources. She channels these passions in the non-profit boards she serves on, such as AidMatrix, SMILE Network, DARTS, and Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT).

She is a master gardener, enjoys being with family and friends, and is mother to a very pampered Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever.

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DEB NELSON

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Overview

Deb brings a broad business strategy, marketing, branding, product management, business development and sales background from her career in high tech.

Strengths

Deb’s strengths include how to create and operationalize a winning business strategy, understanding all things go-to-market, a deep expertise in positioning, branding and communications, and what it takes to build a successful field sales program.

Having lead large global teams, she has driven complex change management initiatives, knows how to coach executives at all levels in an organization and the importance of and how to foster a strong culture.

Experience

Her executive experience spans software, services and hardware businesses, enterprise, SMB and consumer segments, direct and indirect sales, and business development in the Americas, Europe and globally.

As SVP in HP’s enterprise business, Deb ran pan HP sales leadership programs working across all divisions driving key business initiatives to improve revenue growth, developing sales incentive and coaching programs, and leveraging the broad portfolio to rebuild HP’s partnership and innovation reputation with their largest clients.

Previously she ran Enterprise Marketing covering HP’s services, software, servers, storage, and networking. Earlier roles included leading global marketing for HP’s personal computers, technical workstations, handheld products, and mobile and wireless solution, running enterprise partners and alliances for North America and globally, and various product management, marketing communications, market research and sales development positions.

Deb has been honored several times including by HP’s User Group and the Frost and Sullivan Lifetime Achievement Award. She holds a BS from Northwestern University in Industrial Engineering and Management Science.

Involvement

Deb is a board member of iCrimefighters and past board member for Canopy. She is active in advising startups and a member of Gopher Angels. In addition, Deb is serving on two non-profit boards, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties and on Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT).

She resides in Saratoga, California, with her husband and two spoiled dogs. She has two sons and a rapidly expanding family. Deb enjoys gardening, biking, yoga, family time and making stuff.

DEB NELSON

Overview
Strengths
Experience
Involvement
Overview

Deb brings a broad business strategy, marketing, branding, product management, business development and sales background from her career in high tech.

Strengths

Deb’s strengths include how to create and operationalize a winning business strategy, understanding all things go-to-market, a deep expertise in positioning, branding and communications, and what it takes to build a successful field sales program.

Having lead large global teams, she has driven complex change management initiatives, knows how to coach executives at all levels in an organization and the importance of and how to foster a strong culture.

Experience

Her executive experience spans software, services and hardware businesses, enterprise, SMB and consumer segments, direct and indirect sales, and business development in the Americas, Europe and globally.

As SVP in HP’s enterprise business, Deb ran pan HP sales leadership programs working across all divisions driving key business initiatives to improve revenue growth, developing sales incentive and coaching programs, and leveraging the broad portfolio to rebuild HP’s partnership and innovation reputation with their largest clients.

Previously she ran Enterprise Marketing covering HP’s services, software, servers, storage, and networking. Earlier roles included leading global marketing for HP’s personal computers, technical workstations, handheld products, and mobile and wireless solution, running enterprise partners and alliances for North America and globally, and various product management, marketing communications, market research and sales development positions.

Deb has been honored several times including by HP’s User Group and the Frost and Sullivan Lifetime Achievement Award. She holds a BS from Northwestern University in Industrial Engineering and Management Science.

Involvement

Deb is a board member of iCrimefighters and past board member for Canopy. She is active in advising startups and a member of Gopher Angels. In addition, Deb is serving on two non-profit boards, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties and on Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT).

She resides in Saratoga, California, with her husband and two spoiled dogs. She has two sons and a rapidly expanding family. Deb enjoys gardening, biking, yoga, family time and making stuff.

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JAY MELLEN

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Jay is a seasoned leader with 20 years of broad experience in business development, strategy, sales, marketing, finance and engineering in high tech industries.
Strengths

Jay is focused on developing and implementing winning strategies for profitable growth through organic (build) and inorganic (acquire) initiatives. 

He has a proven track record building and fostering relationships with C-level executives, directors, investors and thought leaders to source and drive transactions including acquisitions, new venture investments, joint development agreements and sales opportunities. Jay brings a keen eye for detail, exceptional quantitative and communication skills and a collegial, collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit to any team he joins.

Experience

Prior to joining Timmaron, Jay provided M&A advisory, strategy and research services to a range of clients. He understands the full range of business development services related to acquisitions, new venture investments and alliance opportunities working with clients from strategy formation through due diligence. His experience includes acquisitions ranging from $50M to $1.5B, new venture investments, joint development agreements and strategic alliances.

Prior roles have included executive vice president of business development at Savigent Software, a 2011 Gartner “Cool Vendor” and Microsoft High Potential Managed Independent Software Vendor, and the senior equity research analyst covering the semiconductor capital equipment market at the Royal Bank of Canada and Dain Rauscher Wessels.

Jay was recognized by the Wall Street Journal on multiple occasions in its “Best on the Street” survey. Jay also worked in process engineering, sales and sales account management roles at Applied Materials where he received three patents for his work on epitaxial silicon deposition systems. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Involvement
Jay enjoys fly fishing, fly tying, investing/finance, cooking, gardening and spending time with his wife and three children.

JAY MELLEN

Overview
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Experience
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Overview
Jay is a seasoned leader with 20 years of broad experience in business development, strategy, sales, marketing, finance and engineering in high tech industries.
Strengths

Jay is focused on developing and implementing winning strategies for profitable growth through organic (build) and inorganic (acquire) initiatives. 

He has a proven track record building and fostering relationships with C-level executives, directors, investors and thought leaders to source and drive transactions including acquisitions, new venture investments, joint development agreements and sales opportunities. Jay brings a keen eye for detail, exceptional quantitative and communication skills and a collegial, collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit to any team he joins.

Experience

Prior to joining Timmaron, Jay provided M&A advisory, strategy and research services to a range of clients. He understands the full range of business development services related to acquisitions, new venture investments and alliance opportunities working with clients from strategy formation through due diligence. His experience includes acquisitions ranging from $50M to $1.5B, new venture investments, joint development agreements and strategic alliances.

Prior roles have included executive vice president of business development at Savigent Software, a 2011 Gartner “Cool Vendor” and Microsoft High Potential Managed Independent Software Vendor, and the senior equity research analyst covering the semiconductor capital equipment market at the Royal Bank of Canada and Dain Rauscher Wessels.

Jay was recognized by the Wall Street Journal on multiple occasions in its “Best on the Street” survey. Jay also worked in process engineering, sales and sales account management roles at Applied Materials where he received three patents for his work on epitaxial silicon deposition systems. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Involvement
Jay enjoys fly fishing, fly tying, investing/finance, cooking, gardening and spending time with his wife and three children.
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JANET NILES

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Janet is an experienced executive in healthcare, with tenure leading ACO’s, managed care organizations and a range of other health services models. She has a deep experience in bringing the clinical and business sides of healthcare together to affect change in utilization management, disease management, case management and quality improvement.

Strengths

Janet’s strengths are her ability to lead large organizations through change that helps improve both the business and patient outcomes, her deep understanding of different health care business models, knowledge and experience in compliance and accreditation, and how to find and use the right data to drive transformation.

Experience
Most recently, Janet was responsible for creating and leading the Accountable Care Organization for Ochsner Health System. Prior to that she ran all of clinical service delivery for Health Integrated, Inc. including medical and behavioral utilization management and disease management. Janet ran her own advisory firm working with health plan clients to provide vision, insight and strategic leadership to eliminate operational and financial gaps, improve service quality and drive organizational effectiveness. In addition to her executive roles at Medcom, Carilion Health and multiple roles at Ochsner, where she again drove operational and quality improvements, as well as technology improvements, Janet has experience in quality management in a payer organization, was an adjunct professor at Loyola University in the Nursing Master’s program. Janet received her Master of Science in Health Education from Virginia Polytechnic University, her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Covenant College and her Nursing degree from Kettering College of Medical Arts.
Involvement
Janet is a board member of Health EC and past board member of the National Association of ACOs and of Health Republic Insurance of New York.  She is a member of the Case Management Society of America, the Women Business Leaders in Healthcare and the American Association of Managed Care Nurses. She is an active mentor with Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation, a non-profit dedicated to supporting social innovation in New Orleans. She is a past board member of the West End Center for Youth. Janet lives in New Orleans, Louisiana with her husband and two dogs. She is a founding member and treasurer of the Mardi Gras krewe, the Cresent City Dames who parade during Mardi Gras wearing costumes showcasing hand beaded corsets. She enjoys gardening, golf and reading.

JANET NILES

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Overview

Janet is an experienced executive in healthcare, with tenure leading ACO’s, managed care organizations and a range of other health services models. She has a deep experience in bringing the clinical and business sides of healthcare together to affect change in utilization management, disease management, case management and quality improvement.

Strengths

Janet’s strengths are her ability to lead large organizations through change that helps improve both the business and patient outcomes, her deep understanding of different health care business models, knowledge and experience in compliance and accreditation, and how to find and use the right data to drive transformation.

Experience
Most recently, Janet was responsible for creating and leading the Accountable Care Organization for Ochsner Health System. Prior to that she ran all of clinical service delivery for Health Integrated, Inc. including medical and behavioral utilization management and disease management. Janet ran her own advisory firm working with health plan clients to provide vision, insight and strategic leadership to eliminate operational and financial gaps, improve service quality and drive organizational effectiveness. In addition to her executive roles at Medcom, Carilion Health and multiple roles at Ochsner, where she again drove operational and quality improvements, as well as technology improvements, Janet has experience in quality management in a payer organization, was an adjunct professor at Loyola University in the Nursing Master’s program. Janet received her Master of Science in Health Education from Virginia Polytechnic University, her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Covenant College and her Nursing degree from Kettering College of Medical Arts.
Involvement
Janet is a board member of Health EC and past board member of the National Association of ACOs and of Health Republic Insurance of New York.  She is a member of the Case Management Society of America, the Women Business Leaders in Healthcare and the American Association of Managed Care Nurses. She is an active mentor with Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation, a non-profit dedicated to supporting social innovation in New Orleans. She is a past board member of the West End Center for Youth. Janet lives in New Orleans, Louisiana with her husband and two dogs. She is a founding member and treasurer of the Mardi Gras krewe, the Cresent City Dames who parade during Mardi Gras wearing costumes showcasing hand beaded corsets. She enjoys gardening, golf and reading.
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BOB PANURE

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Bob is an experienced technology professional with 30 years of broad experience in performance management, business intelligence, finance, systems architecture, vendor management, and operations.

Strengths
Bob has strength across multiple facets of technology and operations. He prides himself on driving business results through energizing and leading teams to drive business change and growth. Bob works collaboratively with senior business and technology leaders to drive efficiency and performance in a broad spectrum of industries including health care (consumer, customer, provider, payer perspectives), finance, human resources, sales, and operations. A lifelong data specialist Bob exposes the value in data for processing efficiencies and competitive advantage.
Experience
Bob’s experience spans many branches of technology and operations including software development, hardware and software negotiation and acquisition, vendor management, enterprise applications, Business Intelligence, and data warehousing. He has managed large scale enterprise projects in national development organizations. As a director in Optum’s Medicare & Retirement business Bob was accountable for ensuring Optum value was being delivered to the consumer and customers spread over 3.2M consumers. In financial and operational roles Bob was responsible for development and distribution of Balanced Scorecards across the enterprise supporting the ELT with performance updates. At Ceridian Bob established the data warehouse and business intelligence in-house practices as well as establishment of the Enterprise Performance Management department. Bob also drove the technology re-bid for Ceridian’s largest customer, the Department of Defense. While at Ceridian Bob was honored with the President’s Award for his work designing and implementing customer information warehouses across the enterprise. Bob holds a BBA from University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire in Management Information Systems.
Involvement
Bob is an active tutor in the eMentors BestPrep mentorship program and supports TreeHouse, a non-profit program with a vision to bring hope to at-risk teens. He is also a past board member of a local youth basketball association. Bob is married with 2 grown sons. He enjoys biking, golfing, traveling, and spending time at his northern Minnesota lake home.

BOB PANURE

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Overview

Bob is an experienced technology professional with 30 years of broad experience in performance management, business intelligence, finance, systems architecture, vendor management, and operations.

Strengths
Bob has strength across multiple facets of technology and operations. He prides himself on driving business results through energizing and leading teams to drive business change and growth. Bob works collaboratively with senior business and technology leaders to drive efficiency and performance in a broad spectrum of industries including health care (consumer, customer, provider, payer perspectives), finance, human resources, sales, and operations. A lifelong data specialist Bob exposes the value in data for processing efficiencies and competitive advantage.
Experience
Bob’s experience spans many branches of technology and operations including software development, hardware and software negotiation and acquisition, vendor management, enterprise applications, Business Intelligence, and data warehousing. He has managed large scale enterprise projects in national development organizations. As a director in Optum’s Medicare & Retirement business Bob was accountable for ensuring Optum value was being delivered to the consumer and customers spread over 3.2M consumers. In financial and operational roles Bob was responsible for development and distribution of Balanced Scorecards across the enterprise supporting the ELT with performance updates. At Ceridian Bob established the data warehouse and business intelligence in-house practices as well as establishment of the Enterprise Performance Management department. Bob also drove the technology re-bid for Ceridian’s largest customer, the Department of Defense. While at Ceridian Bob was honored with the President’s Award for his work designing and implementing customer information warehouses across the enterprise. Bob holds a BBA from University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire in Management Information Systems.
Involvement
Bob is an active tutor in the eMentors BestPrep mentorship program and supports TreeHouse, a non-profit program with a vision to bring hope to at-risk teens. He is also a past board member of a local youth basketball association. Bob is married with 2 grown sons. He enjoys biking, golfing, traveling, and spending time at his northern Minnesota lake home.
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BRIAN HILL

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Overview

Brian is a seasoned Sales and Operations executive with experience in driving innovation and change in large, global organizations. 

Strengths

Brian has expertise across sales, presales, field operations, services and quality. He understands business integration, optimization, change management and business process design and has significant background in improving the total customer experience and implementing CRM systems and processes.

Brian excels at strategic and tactical planning for large and small organizations and developing effective and disciplined business execution. He is able bring together vast amounts of customer, competitive and business data and use it to make informed business decisions and improve team effectiveness.

Experience

Brian most recently managed the Global Presales organization for HP’s enterprise business. He was responsible for driving global strategy, standards, and implementation across the three regions (AMS, EMEA, APJ) in the areas of coverage, compensation, and operational effectiveness.

Brian’s previous experience includes leading the global pre-sales services team for technical configuration, benchmarking, application architecture and sizing, client solutions centers and content management. He has led large customer operations, sales operations and quality teams across the Americas. Brian has a strong finance and operations background. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Western Michigan University.

Involvement
Brian is married with three grown children who are still very active in soccer and hockey in and around Michigan. He is a tried and true Red Wings Fan and enjoys, fishing, boating, hunting and traveling.

BRIAN HILL

Overview
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Overview

Brian is a seasoned Sales and Operations executive with experience in driving innovation and change in large, global organizations. 

Strengths

Brian has expertise across sales, presales, field operations, services and quality. He understands business integration, optimization, change management and business process design and has significant background in improving the total customer experience and implementing CRM systems and processes.

Brian excels at strategic and tactical planning for large and small organizations and developing effective and disciplined business execution. He is able bring together vast amounts of customer, competitive and business data and use it to make informed business decisions and improve team effectiveness.

Experience

Brian most recently managed the Global Presales organization for HP’s enterprise business. He was responsible for driving global strategy, standards, and implementation across the three regions (AMS, EMEA, APJ) in the areas of coverage, compensation, and operational effectiveness.

Brian’s previous experience includes leading the global pre-sales services team for technical configuration, benchmarking, application architecture and sizing, client solutions centers and content management. He has led large customer operations, sales operations and quality teams across the Americas. Brian has a strong finance and operations background. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Western Michigan University.

Involvement
Brian is married with three grown children who are still very active in soccer and hockey in and around Michigan. He is a tried and true Red Wings Fan and enjoys, fishing, boating, hunting and traveling.
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