CEO & Managing Partner, Timmaron Group
Barbara Stinnett is a seasoned operating executive with over 25 years experience in both the technologies enterprise and consumer markets, having P&L experience globally, building start ups to running businesses in excess of $4B with 3,000+ employees globally. She is recognized for building strong customer facing organizations, having the ability to create strategies with crisp sales execution plans, being customer centric, leading change management while incorporating operational best practices, and bringing innovation to the companies served. She has a successful track record in transitioning businesses from being product oriented, to value added providers of global solutions, giving companies a competitive advantage in their markets, delivering profitable, consistent results.
As a keynote speaker and advisor to several firms in the technologies market, she is a motivational leader, who’s developed best practices while at Hewlett Packard, and has expertise that has progressed through her career, holding positions including CEO, President, COO, CSO, EVP, and Founder of her own firm. She has held executive roles and board seats on firms such as HP, Sybase, Oracle and Cisco, and several midcap software and consulting companies.
In addition, she has led multiple emerging companies through challenging transitions, small and large, including leading the integration effort for HP/Compaq, and directed global business units, determining where it makes sense to use direct resources, and where to build out and engage partner firms, such as VARs, SI’s, OEM’s and ISV’s. . Understanding how to expand companies internationally is a unique skill that is called upon regularly in her business.
Barbara has extensive practical knowledge, a pragmatic approach, and content expertise in global marketing, sales & services, including subject matter expertise in business intelligence & analytics, social collaboration, unified communications, media and entertainment, and global supply chain and manufacturing. She has led and managed geographic, multi-industry, and cross business segment teams in consumer, commercial, and government sectors.
Barbara holds degrees in Computer Science and International Business (languages and negotiations focus) from the University of Wisconsin. She continues to serve on both public, private and nonprofit boards, is chairwoman for the CEO Council of Silicon Valley (CEC), certified by the National Association of National Directors (NACD), an active member and mentor as part of the Women’s Corporate Directors, and of Watermark, formerly, the Women’s Forum for Entrepreneurs & Executives (FWE&E).