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Timothy Bovard


Timothy is the Founder and CEO of Search Fund Accelerator, the first and most advanced coaching organisation dedicated to helping entrepreneurs successfully find, acquire and manage a business they run as a CEO. Now in its fourth year, SFA has quickly built a formidable track record of success with a total of 17 searchers, 8 portfolio companies and $70 million in capital. 


For 16 years, Timothy has taught Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition at INSEAD and at Columbia Business School. 

Previously, as Founder and former President of CPI, Timothy created Europe’s leading book manufacturer through a series of 20 acquisitions over 12 years. He built CPI into a group with over $600 million in sales and 4000 employees in 15 plants across six European countries. 


Since 2008, he is also President of the Association Petits Princes, a leading French charitable organisation that realises the dreams of severely ill children.