My name is Tim. I was a scientist, then I got an MBA. I'm a project manager, have a Six Sigma Green Belt, freelance marketing research consultant, and entrepreneur.
I used to blow apart molecules with beams of electrons. Cool, right?
I worked as an analytical chemist in the environmental, forensic toxicology, and pharmaceutical industries. Fundamentally, I enjoy making and playing with data; I'm pretty good at finding patterns in data and improving processes. I'll spreadsheet nearly anything.
I believe that the scientific method can be a handy process to use outside of the laboratory.
I earned my MBA from Case Western Reserve University. The focus of my study was on strategy and marketing. However, along the way I discovered a passion for design and creative processes. I worked with design students at the Cleveland Institute of Art on several business ideas, represented the MBA program at an international design camp in Denmark, and was a member of the leadership team that created Case Western Reserve's Entrepreneurship Club.
I am very interested in how design can be used to solve problems. I am a fan of 'design thinking' but wary of the codification of it.
Here are a few projects I have worked on. These include product design and prototyping, interaction design, ethnographic research, and traditional primary and secondary marketing research.
Hosted by the Designskolden Kolding with a little help from IDEO. I had an awesome time working with a huge group of international designers. Our mission was to find innovative ways to encourage the use of public transportation. Our team's proposal was BusKit, a product to improve the experience of transporting items as users travel between school, work, and shopping.
Learn more at the Kolding School of Design's website.
An MBA project that developed novel recommendations to improve the doctor-patient experience at the Cleveland Clinic. Changes in legislation and implementation of HCAHPS as well as market competition is creating a situation where hospitals need to be more than just medical providers. They are in the hospitality industry as well as the hospital industry.
Learn more about the project and our nomination for a global design competition at Core77.
I was a partner of an entrepreneurial team whose goal was to create a catalog of hospital products. This is another angle in solving patient experience changes in health care by a product-driven solution.
We were part of the inaugural class of Bizdom, a Cleveland accelerator, a fine organization that helped us further develop our product and business model.