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Rick Timmins

Austin, TX

Rick Timmins is a resident of Austin and is heavily involved in the Austin startup community. He brings with him 35 years of experience in financial management and strategic guidance from two Fortune 100 technology leaders. Most recently, Rick served as vice president and Corporate Controller of finance at networking technology leader Cisco Systems. There he was instrumental in developing and implementing an e-culture of financial reporting across all of Cisco’s worldwide operations. When he arrived in 1996, Cisco took two weeks to close its quarterly books. Under his leadership, the task was reduced to 4 hours.


Prior to Cisco, Rick served as vice president of finance for Motorola, where he had worldwide financial responsibility for the Semiconductor division. He also was the VP of Finance for Motorola Japan and lived in Tokyo for 6 years in developing Motorola’s cellular operations in Japan, which experienced explosive growth from $300 million to over $2 billion. In addition to his operational experience, Rick has also worked with numerous top tier venture firms from across the country.


Rick is also a Board Member in the public company Ultratech (symbol: UTEK). Rick holds a B.S. degree in accounting and finance from the University of Arizona, an M.B.A. degree from St. Edward’s University, and was previously a Certified Public Accountant.