Timothy A. Reese
Founder & CEO, Forge Intellectual Capital
As a seasoned senior executive, Tim brings 28 years of team building, strategic execution, and governance within the Finance and Technology industries. He has a diverse range of executive level management and sales skills in corporate, institutional finance, and business startup environments, with significant expertise in investments and operations.
He is the Founder and CEO of Forge Intellectual Capital, LLC a consulting firm providing strategy and advice to managers, asset gatherers, and CFOs in the Private Equity and Public Finance sectors.
From 2015 to 2017, he served as the Treasurer of the Commonwealth of PA.. He was the investment chair with direct responsibility for a $20 billion investment portfolio. Under his tenure, assets under management increased by more than $2 billion. While in office, Tim created an Emerging Manager and Impact investment program with a total committed capital of $700 million. He demonstrated exceptional leadership and the ability to build consensus by successfully guiding a $90 billion annual operation within a fractured political environment.
Prior to his work with the Treasury, Tim spent 21 years as a principal investor and operator for venture and private equity companies. As a CXO, he built out the sales and operations of three (3) North America based companies in the lower and middle market, which were later acquired or rolled up by CDW, Red Hat, and AEP Networks.
Tim is an independent director at Farol Asset Management and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). His prior board room experience includes Delaware River Port Authority, Commonwealth of PA Teacher and Employee’s Pension Boards, and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. His Ben Franklin Technology board experience includes the Nominating/Governance, Investment, and Corporate Development Committees.
Tim has devoted his career to causes that focus on social issues through finance to broaden wealth opportunities. He holds FINRA licenses Series 7, 79, 52, and 63. Tim earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Electronics Technology from Temple University and was a Fellow at the Temple University Fox School of Business.