Timothy Bovard is Founder and CEO of Search Fund Accelerator, the first and most advanced coaching organization dedicated to helping entrepreneurs successfully find, acquire and manage a business they will run as CEO. Now in its fourth year, SFA has quickly built a formidable track record of success and a unique and supportive community of searchers, CEOs, investors and mentors.
Timothy has been teaching Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition at Columbia Business School for the past four years and at INSEAD for the last 15 years. He also guest lectures at Booth, Kellogg, and other MBA programs, and is a regular speaker on Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition at conferences.
As Founder and former President of CPI, Timothy created Europe’s leading book manufacturer. Through a series of 20 acquisitions over 12 years, he built CPI into a group with over $600 mil in sales and 4000 employees in 15 plants across Europe.
He is also President of the Association Petits Princes, a leading French charitable organisation that realizes the dreams of severely ill children.
Timothy holds a B.S. in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a M.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a MBA with Distinction from INSEAD.