Tim Smith, President of Competitive Simulations Inc, is the lead competitive simulation moderator and based in Huntington Beach, California. Specializing in designing business competitive simulations (war games) for a broad range of client companies around the globe, Tim’s experience began in the U.S. Army Intelligence community, where he designed, developed and implemented numerous joint-service military training exercises. Then he spent 17 years working in the business sector where he has conducted over 200 war games for Fortune 500 companies. Tim has also trained facilitators from the following companies to run their own simulations: 3M, Amgen, Dow Corning, HP, Kimberly-Clark, and Medtronic.
Tim earned a BA in Business Economics from the University of California, an MBA from the Peter Drucker Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California. He is a guest lecturer on strategy and a student competition judge at BioENGINE, a med tech incubator in Orange County, California. In his spare time he coaches his son’s sports teams and is in training for the Mentor for America on Track program.
Teresa, Consultant at Competitive Simulations Inc., serves as teams facilitator and is skilled at developing competitive profiles. Based in Minnesota, she has been collecting and using competitive intelligence for informed decision-making for more than thirty years. She established the corporate market intelligence function and a division competitive intelligence function at a large medical device company, and championed war game facilitation training corporate-wide. She has developed competitive profiles and facilitated dozens of war games. Her background spans public relations, marketing, business development, market research and and business operations. Her experience includes work in medicine, healthcare, medical devices, engineering, higher education, finance and technology.
Teresa serves on the Economic Development Commission for the City of Mounds View, Minnesota, and also works for the competitive and market intelligence firm Line of Sight Group. She is a patented inventor and has developed multiple products in consumer goods. Teresa earned a BA in journalism and a MBA from the University of Minnesota. In her spare time, you’ll find Teresa and her husband, John, promoting the Friends of Pool 2 (Mississippi River) organization’s mission of safe boating and river stewardship.