MENU menu

Tim Koogle

Co-Managing Partner, Chairman or Director of numerous companies, & CEO/Founder of Serendipity, LLC, Koogle Foundation, Koogle Ventures, & Serendipity LLC


Part engineer, part entrepreneur and businessman, and part philanthropist, Tim Koogle’s sweet spot is bringing good ideas to scale. Having spent over 30 years starting, growing, and running significant businesses, Tim is perhaps best known as the founding CEO of Yahoo!. As Employee #6, he led the company’s growth from $0 to well over $1billion in revenue, profitably, in six short years. For his lasting impact on the organization well beyond his 2001 tenure, in 2013 Harvard Business Review named Tim one of the 100 Best-Performing CEOs of all time and #1 for his ability to consistently deliver results over the long haul. Tim continues to bring a passion for solving tough challenges in the business sector. Today he divides his time between building young businesses and investing in and advising social sector organizations. In both cases, he is driven to increase impact quickly, sustainably and for the long haul.
- 1969-1976 B.S.M.E., U. of Va. (valedictorian), M.S, and Engr., Stanford U.
- Started two businesses during graduate school. Sold one to Motorola at the age of 29
- 1981-1990, Motorola, numerous executive roles reporting to the office of the CEO
- 1990-1995 CEO of Intermec
- 4 years concurrent, Sr.V.P., Litton/Western Atlas (purchased Intermec)
- 1995-2001, founding CEO and Chairman of Yahoo
- 2001-2003, Vice Chairman of Yahoo
- 2003-present, Managing Partner of Koogle Ventures, Co-Managing Partner of Koogle Foundation, and Founder & CEO of Serendipity, LLC
- Current Private for-profit Boards; Method-Ecover (Past Chairman), Cedaron Medical, Olly, Laxmi, Nirvana
- Current Social Sector Boards or Advisory; Room to Read (past co-Chair), Leadership Public Schools, Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Firestart