Tim is a graduate of Kenyon College where he majored in Economics, with a focus on financial markets and portfolio allocation. Prior to joining Griffin Black, Tim worked as a senior member of a specialty tax credit consulting firm. In this capacity, Tim partnered with executive teams of small to midsize businesses, and their support teams, to determine potential tax savings strategies to help the business reach its financial goals. Throughout the pandemic, Tim recognized the peace of mind that comes with solid financial planning and literacy and now leverages his experience to help clients achieve their personal financial goals.
Professional Degrees & Credentials
- BA in Economics, Kenyon College
- Financial Planning Certificate Program, Golden Gate University
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and dog, and I’m a self-proclaimed sports nut. I blame this on growing up in a sports family, but it led me to play four years of college basketball. I was even able to combine my love of travel & adventure in a summer abroad, playing against professional teams throughout Central Europe.
Nowadays, I scratch my sports itch by participating in various athletic events with my wife, Leslie, and racing my dog, Willy (I always lose). I continue to play basketball at various competitive levels and COVID has made me more appreciative of the opportunity to participate in a variety of athletics. I have loosely picked up golf on the promise that I will one day beat my younger brother who is a former Division 1 golfer and San Francisco City Champion (amongst many other things). I’m very proud of him but adamant on beating him one day!
Now back in the Bay Area after a stint in Texas, I spend my free time with my family and friends. I enjoy watching the 49ers, Warriors, and University South Carolina football (thanks to my wife), and can often be found in front of a TV mimicking plays on game days.