Speaker Profile

Tim Mueller

Strategic Growth Initiatives and Operations, IT ExchangeNet

Tim Mueller is an American businessman specializing in the growth of technology and communications companies. With a broad range of experience in corporate, early stage and government, he is best known for identifying next generation technologies, assembling teams to leverage these opportunities, and building cultures for success.

Tim is the CEO of IT ExchangeNet, a marketplace connecting global buyers and investors with founders of IT-enabled businesses, as well as 3D ExchangeNet, a collective of global additive manufacturing leaders, 3D start-ups, and mature 3D print businesses.

Prior, Tim was CEO and Vice Chairman of Phylogy, a Silicon Valley start-up offering groundbreaking broadband technology to telephone carriers globally. In 2010, Phylogy was ranked 243rd on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies in the United States. The company was acquired by Actelis Networks in March 2011.

In the early 90s, Tim capitalized on the Internet's growing commercial applications as co-founder and CEO of Vantage One Communications, where he accomplished numerous "firsts" by uniting old school communications with the untapped muscle of the Internet. He was named Entrepreneur of the Year by USA TODAY/ NASDAQ/Ernst & Young in 1997, and received the Pillar Award for community service from SBN in 1999. After expanding nationally, Vantage One sold in 1999 to the private equity firm GTCR.

In between Vantage One and Phylogy, Tim turned to public service as Deputy Mayor/Chief Development Officer for the City of Cleveland (Ohio), leading initiatives in city planning, housing, and economic development that resulted in more than $1B of private investment during the last decade.

A life-long musician, Tim served on the Board of the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame & Museum for 15 years and Chaired its Technology Committee. He is an advisor to Morino Ventures, served on the Boards of OneCommunity and Union Home Mortgage, and is a frequent lecturer at the Weatherhead School of Business at CWRU.