Timothy BOVARD

Founder & CEO of Boston-based Search Fund Accelerator (SFA), Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD, USA

Timothy Bovard is Founder and CEO of Search Fund Accelerator, the first-ever accelerator accompanying highly motivated entrepreneurs seeking to acquire businesses to run as CEOs. SFA provides unparalleled mentoring and support to searchers throughout the search, acquisition and post-acquisition phases, providing all needed equity from its fund of committed capital.

Timothy has been an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD for the past 15 years where he teaches a course on Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition. He also teaches a similar course in the MBA program at Columbia Business School, guest lectures at Chicago Booth School of Business, and is a regular speaker at conferences on search funds and entrepreneurship through acquisition.

As Founder and former President of CPI S.A., Timothy created Europe’s leading book manufacturer. Through a series of 20 acquisitions over 12 years, he built CPI into a group with over $600 mil in sales and 4000 employees in 15 plants across Europe.

For the past eight years, Timothy has been President of the Association Petits Princes, a leading French charitable organisation that realizes the dreams of severely ill children.

Timothy holds a B.S. in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a M.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a MBA with Distinction from INSEAD.