Tim Silman comes to XPRIZE with eleven years of consulting and research experience in the areas of social impact, sustainability and the environment, business strategy, and emerging markets. As the Senior Manager and Operations Lead for Visioneering, he brings his experience in project management and strategy implementation to drive the day-to-day execution of the Visioneering program under the guidance of the Director of Visioneering and Vice-President of Strategic Relations.
Prior to joining XPRIZE, Tim spent two years working for Third Sector Capital Partners, a nonprofit consulting firm that helps governments, nonprofits, and philanthropists align resources with the achievement of meaningful long-term outcomes for vulnerable populations. While at Third Sector, Tim led multiple engagements with government and foundation clients, most notably a multi-year partnership with the Kresge Foundation focused on the use of social impact financing to improve student higher education outcomes, management of a $3 million Social Innovation Fund partnership with Stanford University providing technical assistance to a cohort of government agencies implementing data-driven government, and strategic advisory and financial modeling support to two launched Pay for Success projects in Salt Lake County, Utah.
Prior to Third Sector, Tim served as a consultant for a range of organizations, including major multi-national corporations (such as Novelis and PepsiCo Latin American Beverages) centered on social and environmental impact and inclusive business. Tim began his career working for Mathematica Policy Research, conducting qualitative and quantitative research in such issue areas as home visiting, K-12 education, and pre-K, among others.
Tim received a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Vermont’s Sustainable Innovation (SI-MBA) program, focusing on triple-bottom-line business strategy. He also holds a Masters of Public Policy degree from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, and a B.A. from the University of Vermont, graduating magna cum laude with a double major in economics and sociology.