Tim Nguyen has worked in the world of finance (including both the “sell‑side” and “buy‑side”) for more than 24 years. Upon graduation from University of Houston in 1992, Tim Nguyen began his financial career at BancOne, where he enrolled in a commercial credit training program. Thereafter, he worked at various financial institutions consisting of FleetBoston, American Skandia, MBIA, BNP Paribas, and RBS. In 2004, he began his career in not‑for‑profit investing and finance. At Texas Treasury, he assisted senior management in leading and building the Alternative Investments portfolio consisting of hedge funds, private equity, infrastructure, real estate, and special situations. In 2007, he joined the University of Connecticut Foundation as the organization's first dedicated investment staff. He assisted the CFO and Treasurer in building a multi‑asset class portfolio and professionalizing the investment division.

In addition to professional interest in finance, he is quite interested in the world of healthcare leadership and passionate about the “art” and “science” of fundraising for not‑for‑profit organizations.

On Healthcare Leadership

In 2009, Tim Nguyen joined the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Massachusetts as a Research Coordinator for the Spaulding‑Harvard Traumatic Brain Injury Model System (also known as SH‑TBIMS).

On Not-For-Profit Fundraising

While working at the University of Connecticut Foundation, he assisted senior foundation leaderships with identifying, cultivating, and stewarding gifts from alums. Similarly, he assists senior development officers and the Dean at the University at Buffalo School of Management and for his alma mater—The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where he is the Director of Kellogg Executive Networks for the Northeastern Region of the United States.