CEO, Co-Founder & Managing Member
Tim Youmans is Em-link’s CEO and founder. He has also been a research scholar at Harvard Business School since July of 2013, and an MIT Sloan School of Management visiting research scholar since February of 2015. At both Harvard and MIT he has worked closely with Harvard Business School Professor Robert Eccles on several research projects, beginning when Tim was in a doctoral seminar taught by Prof. Eccles called ""The Role of the Corporation in Society."
Tim received his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School (2013), is a Harvard Kennedy School Lucius N. Littauer Fellow and was a Kennedy School teaching assistant in graduate micro-economics. Tim has also has been an advisor to student-run start-up firms in the Harvard Innovation Lab. Tim’s current areas of research, advisory and project management work are: corporate governance, materiality, integrated reporting, public policy, life sciences innovation, sustainable energy, workforce capacity building, food policies for sustainable agriculture, and disabled veteran entrepreneurship (he is a disabled veteran entrepreneur).
After a career in the Coast Guard, Tim spent 25 years in business, the last 16 years running his own consulting firms. He interrupted this work twice to work full time for a client: first as EVP of a venture funded internet startup and second to run a large family office. Tim has had both governments and private firms as clients, many in the MENA region, and across the globe. Tim received his MBA from the University of Southern Maine (1992) and his BS in Management from the United States Coast Guard Academy (1981).