Jim Timmins, ASA

Managing Director, Teknos


Jim Timmins heads the valuation practice at Teknos. He has worked in Silicon Valley for more than 35 years, as a valuation expert, a venture capitalist, and an investment banker.

Jim has overseen more than 3,000 valuations, fairness opinions, and solvency opinions in connection with financial reporting, tax compliance, merger and acquisition transactions, financings, spin-offs, and recapitalizations, and litigation.  Jim also has participated in numerous merger and acquisition transactions, private placements, and public offerings during his career.

Prior to forming Teknos, Jim was a Managing Director at Pagemill Partners (now part of Duff & Phelps).  Before that he was the Managing Director of the Silicon Valley office of NIF Ventures (the venture capital arm of Daiwa Securities SMBC of Japan), and a General Partner of Glenwood Ventures and Glenwood Capital.  Earlier in his career, he held positions in investment banking at Hambrecht & Quist and Salomon Brothers.

Jim has served as an expert witness for more than 50 cases involving business valuation and damages, fairness and appraisal rights, fiduciary duty, intellectual property, legal malpractice, lost profits, transfer pricing, venture capital practice, and similar matters. Litigation support clients have included AmerisourceBergen, Flir Systems, Intel, Internal Revenue Service, National Semiconductor, Palo Alto Networks, Tesla Motors, Wells Fargo, and many of the leading law firms and venture capital firms in the US.  Recently he was appointed a Special Discovery Master by Delaware Chancery Court for In re Cellular Telephone Partnership Litigation, a case involving more than a dozen mobile phone partnerships and AT&T.

Jim holds a BA from Trinity College, University of Toronto, and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.  He has been a lecturer at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, the School of Law, Santa Clara University, the Boalt Hall School of Law and the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley, and the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, he has taught continuing education courses for lawyers in early stage company finance and valuation through the Practicing Law Institute, and he is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and associations in the US and abroad.

Jim has earned the designation Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) in both Business Valuation and Intangible Asset Valuation from the American Society of Appraisers, the designation Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) in Business and Intellectual Property Damages from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, and the designation Certified Equity Professional (CEP) in equity compensation from the Certified Equity Professional Institute at Santa Clara University.

Jim has been a member of more than 15 boards of directors of private and public companies.