Tim Schar has over two decades of leadership and investment banking experience with Bear Stearns, Credit Suisse, Wachovia, Wells Fargo and now Truist.
He held various leadership positions, including Head of Convertibles and Equity Derivatives Group at Wachovia, Managing Director of West Coast Global Market Solutions at Credit Suisse and Head of Tech, Media Telecom Equity Capital Markets at Wells Fargo. In these roles, he built and managed high-performing teams and focused on originating and executing complex capital markets transactions, including IPOs, private placements, equity derivatives and convertible securities.
He also served as VP of finance and interim-CFO at ServiceSource International, prior to its IPO in 2011, and CFO of ApplePie Capital. Schar has advised public and private companies on financing and strategic transactions across multiple industries and geographies, with significant expertise in software, semiconductors, fintech, digital media, telecom, healthcare and industrial sectors.
Tim is active in the Tampa Bay community, fostering relationships with for profit, not for profit, government and education institutions. He also currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Synapse. He received a BA degree in Economics, with concentrations in Mathematics and Computer Science from Macalester College.
Schar and his wife are raising four daughters and live in Tampa, FL. When he is not working or spending time with his family, he enjoys cycling, running, swimming and skiing.