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Tim Tomlinson

Tim Tomlinson

Chief Product Officer


Tim serves as Blackboard’s Chief Product Officer. In this role, he is responsible for the design and development of the company’s innovative and comprehensive product portfolio.


Tim has more than twenty years of experience engineering technology solutions and leading software development projects and teams. Previously, he was Blackboard’s Vice President of Product Development, where his responsibilities spanned leadership of open source services from Moodlerooms and NetSpot, Blackboard’s Analytics product portfolio, solutions for K12 Community Engagement, and most recently, Blackboard Learn. In that role, he established a new Cloud Services Product Development team in 2012 and spearheaded the company’s first steps on the path to embracing SaaS and public Cloud technologies.


Prior to joining Blackboard in 2009, Tim served as Director of Software Development for ANGEL Learning. He has served on the Executive Committee of the Technical Advisory Board for the IMS Global Learning Consortium.


Tim holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and has earned a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification from the Project Management Institute.


As a first-generation college graduate and the father of three daughters, Tim has both a professional and a personal devotion to the furtherance of education as a pathway to expanded opportunity and personal development.