Santa Clara University

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

CIE Advisory Board Profile

 Tim Buchner

Tim Buchner
Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer

Tim Buchner has built his career in emerging markets; transforming new ideas into scalable realities. At both start up and public companies, Tim has consistently proven his tenacious ability to lead change and  drive profitable growth.  In early 2009, Tim co-founded SCS Renewables (now Mercatus) after 15 years as a successful sales and corporate development executive in the wireless and semiconductor industries. Since starting SCS, Tim has successfully negotiated and closed over $80M in revenue and investments for SCS' finance and technology clients representing over 75 mega watts of renewable energy power generation throughout the United States, Germany, Italy, and the Czech Republic.

After earning his B.S. in Commerce from Santa Clara University, Tim started his career with Magellan Corporation.  After several years as a successful sales executive, Tim spearheaded Magellan's new Wireless Division driving sales and marketing initiatives, which became a multi-million dollar business during his tenure with clear market leadership.

Tim's first leadership role in a publically traded company came at CSI Wireless where he was responsible for sales and business development for the company's wireless initiatives.  Tim swiftly renegotiated non-lucrative contracts into profitable partnerships, driving a 30% margin increase in his first year. During Tim's tenure with CSI, the company's sales grew over 100% to $40M.

After CSI, Tim went on to lead WJ Communications Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) business unit driving a transformation with revenue growth of over 300% and profitability during his tenure. Tim was soon promoted to Senior Director of Sales where he led sales initiatives throughout the U.S. and Europe that yielded a 40% profit increase and facilitated a 21% increase in top line revenue over three years. Tim also earned his MBA from Santa Clara University during his time with WJ Communications.

Tim has brought a solid blend of business, technical, and financial acumen to SCS and currently is responsible for driving sales and project finance teams at SCS.

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