Timothy Harned

Managing Director

“Fintechs have emerged and sustained themselves thanks to the habits of the new consumer, one who is driven by purely digital standards. Some call these alternatives the ‘invisible solution,’ a label that carries with it a challenge: ‘maintaining visibility in the customer’s mind without losing intangibility.’

With a distinguished M&A and capital raising career spanning more than three decades, Tim has led strategic transactions for both Fortune 500 and early-stage, high-growth enterprises on an international scale; he brings a unique global perspective to his work, leading both cross-border transactions as well as complex U.S.-based situations.

Early in his career, Tim spent 15 years in M&A and capital advisory at Lehman Brothers, Banc of America Securities, and Morgan Stanley, where he was a founding member of several new business initiatives while also being staffed or leading several industry-defining transactions. He then transitioned to work with tech-focused boutique advisory firms for over a decade before founding and leading his own firm, 8Nineteen Advisory, in 2016, which he sold to Progress Partners in May 2021.

Additionally, he’s a member of the Board of Directors at Vuzix Corporation (Nasdaq: VUZI), where he chairs the Nominating and Governance Committee as well as the Acquisition and Investment Committee; he is also a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee.

Tim earned his AB in English from Kenyon College and his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

“Fintechs have emerged and sustained themselves thanks to the habits of the new consumer, one who is driven by purely digital standards. Some call these alternatives the ‘invisible solution,’ a label that carries with it a challenge: ‘maintaining visibility in the customer’s mind without losing intangibility.’

With a distinguished M&A and capital raising career spanning more than three decades, Tim has led strategic transactions for both Fortune 500 and early-stage, high-growth enterprises on an international scale; he brings a unique global perspective to his work, leading both cross-border transactions as well as complex U.S.-based situations.

Early in his career, Tim spent 15 years in M&A and capital advisory at Lehman Brothers, Banc of America Securities, and Morgan Stanley, where he was a founding member of several new business initiatives while also being staffed or leading several industry-defining transactions. He then transitioned to work with tech-focused boutique advisory firms for over a decade before founding and leading his own firm, 8Nineteen Advisory, in 2016, which he sold to Progress Partners in May 2021.

Additionally, he’s a member of the Board of Directors at Vuzix Corporation (Nasdaq: VUZI), where he chairs the Nominating and Governance Committee as well as the Acquisition and Investment Committee; he is also a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee.

Tim earned his AB in English from Kenyon College and his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.