Timothy Goddard

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Executive Vice President of Marketing
Timothy joined Corum in 2011, and oversees the company’s marketing efforts globally from the headquarters near Seattle. Chief among these is Corum's extensive conference schedule, “Selling Up, Selling Out,” the Merge Briefing, the Tech M&A Monthly webcast and Corum's platinum sponsorship of the World Financial Symposiums' live events and Market Spotlight series. Through these events, Corum Group serves as the world’s leading educator in technology mergers and acquisitions.

Recent Blog Posts:

Metrics to keep you up at night
I'm very pleased to have joined the Editorial Board Advisory Board for the newly launched Software Business Magazine. This new publication, built on decades of experience at sister publication Channel Executive Magazine (formerly Business Solutions), fills a vital niche for the software and... Click here to read more
Posted by Timothy Goddard, Executive Vice President of Marketing on 27 July 2017
Yahoo-Verizon Timeline
Yesterday’s close of Verizon’s Yahoo acquisition is being hailed as the end of an era—but it is also the end of a long, thorough, and painstaking M&A process by Yahoo and their investment bankers. Joel did a good job a couple months ago of outlining the story of the sale, and all its twists and... Click here to read more
Posted by Timothy Goddard, Executive Vice President of Marketing on 14 June 2017
Demystifying M&A Contracts
You've worked hard, built a company, taken it to market and found a buyer. Then, a 100-page legal document hits your desk. Where do you start? How do you know if you're taking the proper precautions, protecting youself and maximizing your value? Do you just hand it over to your lawyers and hope for... Click here to read more
Posted by Timothy Goddard, Executive Vice President of Marketing on 10 June 2015
An Open Letter to Whoever Is Meeting With Twitter on December 15 or 16
Late last month, Twitter CFO Anthony Noto accidentally sent a public tweet that was apparently supposed to be a private message about an M&A deal—“I still think we should buy him. He is on your schedule for Dec 15 or 16 -- we will need to sell him. i have a plan[sic]” So someone out there is... Click here to read more
Posted by Timothy Goddard, Executive Vice President of Marketing on 3 December 2014
The 10 M&A Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making
Selling a software, Internet or IT company is a complex process with uncountable moving parts. It's easy to make a mistake along the way that can kill a deal--or at least hurt your value significantly. In fact, if you're a tech company owner or executive, you may be making some of those mistakes... Click here to read more
Posted by Timothy Goddard, Executive Vice President of Marketing on 4 November 2014
Bangalore Report
Bangalore Report Earlier this month I had the opportunity to visit Bangalore, India and participate in the InTech 50 conference there, honoring the top 50 product technology companies in India. While in Bangalore, I spoke briefly with Rajan Anandan, Managing Director of Google India, and he told me... Click here to read more
Posted by Timothy Goddard, Executive Vice President of Marketing on 29 April 2014
Come to a Merge Briefing
We have a new video available today, giving an overview of our 90-minute executive conference the Merge Briefing: The Merge Briefing originated as a way to give busy private equity and venture capital firms a quick update on the market. Since then, it has become one of our most popular... Click here to read more
Posted by Timothy Goddard, Executive Vice President of Marketing on 20 August 2013
Examining Emerging Global Tech M&A
Last Tuesday, Corum Group partnered with World Financial Symposiums to profile Tech M&A activity in Latin America in a bilingual webcast. The event was well attended by not only technology executives in Latin America, but by CEOs, CFOs and financial representatives from around the world. Corum... Click here to read more
Posted by Timothy Goddard, Executive Vice President of Marketing on 5 August 2013
The Power of the CMO
One of the key points discussed in our recent WFS Social Marketing webinar was the future power of the Chief Marketing Officer. Gartner has predicted that by 2017, CMOs will spend more on IT than CTOs will! They are already a major influence on IT spending, and we’ve seen them rise to the point... Click here to read more
Posted by Timothy Goddard, Executive Vice President of Marketing on 28 May 2013
Don’t Miss WFS NYC on June 5
We’ve been a platinum sponsor of World Financial Symposiums for nearly a decade, and next month, we are proud to be sponsoring the New York Growth and Exit Strategies conference on June 5. We are being joined by industry leading sponsors like Dentons and AppFolio, plus an exciting group of speakers... Click here to read more
Posted by Timothy Goddard, Executive Vice President of Marketing on 9 May 2013
Q1 Global Tech M&A Report
Boosted by record-setting public market performance and buyer cash hordes, the Q1 2013 Tech M&A market has been hotter than any time since 2000. Tomorrow, find out how your market is faring, during the Tech M&A Quarterly Report from Corum Group. Get the details on the key deals, trends and... Click here to read more
Posted by Timothy Goddard, Executive Vice President of Marketing on 9 April 2013
Field Report Overview
In our monthly webinars, we typically get a field report from at least one Corum representative, looking at a specific market segment, deal, region, etc. In February we heard from a number of Corum representatives, which gave a good overview of the significant activity that were seeing in the... Click here to read more
Posted by Timothy Goddard, Executive Vice President of Marketing on 1 March 2013
Growth & Exits in Geekwire
This week the World Financial Symposiums Growth & Exit Strategies for Software & IT Companies conference was held here in Seattle. Corum is the platinum sponsor of this event, and we were very proud to help bring together an amazing lineup of investors, technology executives and visionaries... Click here to read more
Posted by Timothy Goddard, Executive Vice President of Marketing on 1 February 2013
Interview with Corum VP Jeff Brown by CED
Tomorrow, were holding a Merge Briefing conference in Durham, NC, and yesterday CED, the Southeasts largest entrepreneurial support organization, interviewed Corum VP Jeff Brown about the event: The CED Team: How did this event develop? Why bring it to Raleigh/Durham? Brown: The Merge Briefing is... Click here to read more
Posted by Timothy Goddard, Executive Vice President of Marketing on 7 November 2012
September Tech M&A Monthly Recap
Yesterdays Tech M&A Monthly webcast was one of our best ever. Our new 30-minute format is shorter, but no less rich in invaluable news and information for tech CEOs.   First, we heard about some of the work we are doing with World Financial Symposiums on their Market Spotlight series. Jim... Click here to read more
Posted by Timothy Goddard, Executive Vice President of Marketing on 14 September 2012
Information Management on the Tech M&A Mid-Year Report
Justin Kern of Information Management picked up on one of the key themes of our Tech M&A Mid-Year Report:   In a review of tech industry trends and acquisitions over the first half of 2012, [Corum Group] presented a playbook of expectations it has for the rest of the year. Much the conversation... Click here to read more
Posted by Timothy Goddard, Executive Vice President of Marketing on 25 July 2012
Nat Burgess and Tech M&A at Financier Worldwide
At Financier Worldwide, Nat Burgess took part in an online roundtable about current trends in mergers and acquisitions in the tech sector:   The premium tech M&A deals over the past 12 months have been driven by cross-border dynamics, diversification, and the explosive growth of certain key... Click here to read more
Posted by Timothy Goddard, Executive Vice President of Marketing on 20 July 2012
The Tech M&A Podcast
There's a new way to get the news you need to know about today's tech M&A market: introducing the Tech M&A Podcast. Hear special reports, panel discussions, interviews and more, taken from the Tech M&A Monthly podcast and other Corum events. You can subscribe on iTunes or subscribe... Click here to read more
Posted by Timothy Goddard, Executive Vice President of Marketing on 12 July 2012

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