Tim Mueller

Tim Mueller capitalized on the Internet's growing commercial applications in the 1990s as co-founder and CEO of Vantage One Communications, an early pioneer of eCommerce and web-based technologies. After expanding his firm throughout the United States, he sold Vantage One in November 1999.

Tim then turned to public service as Deputy Mayor/Chief Development Officer for the city of Cleveland, Ohio, leading initiatives in city planning, building and housing, and economic development that fostered economic growth throughout the region. Today, he is the CEO of the Global IT M&A Forum — a network for connecting buyers and sellers of IT-enabled businesses located around the world. 

Tim was named Entrepreneur of the Year by USA TODAY/ NASDAQ / Ernst & Young and received the Pillar Award for community service from the Small Business Network.  

A life-long musician, Tim serves on the Board of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum, where he Chairs its Technology Committee.