The Tobacco Road Data LLC Team
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Co-Founder & Partner
Partner, Director Technology & Business Operations
Tim began his career as a junior Business Administration Information Systems major at George Washington University by starting a Personal Computer and Networking consulting business serving SMB and the Washington, DC area non-profit association markets. After growing the business to $1M+ revenues, Tim moved to work in larger, global, enterprise class IT roles at EDS and CIsco managing large scale, global IT environments. Tim has a passion for integrating technology services into mission critical business processes. Tim is an ITIL Accredited Service Management Expert.
Tim and his family have lived in Raleigh, NC since 1997.
Board of Advisors, Chair
Gerald (Jerry) Fralick has more than 40 years of experience in the information technology field and public sector management and operations. As Lenovo’s Chief Security Officer (CSO) for the Public Sector Center of Excellence, and a member of the Product Security Office, Mr. Fralick had a multi-faceted role actively engaging with Federal/State agencies and commercial companies to further understand their IT security and procurement requirements. As CSO, Mr. Fralick worked closely with Lenovo development and product engineers throughout the development life cycle of software and products. He provided assistance and oversight ensuring that appropriate product development security controls are met in accordance with new US Federal Government regulations, and that all Lenovo products meet the security control requirements for all low, moderate and high risk information systems.
Prior to joining Lenovo, Jerry was appointed by North Carolina’s Governor Beverly Perdue in late September 2009 to be the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the State. In this role, he oversaw the 600 person Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) that provided all infrastructure IT services and support to the Executive Branch agencies as well as all state agencies. Mr. Fralick also served on numerous statewide boards, commissions, and non-profit organizations.
Before his post as CIO of NC, Mr. Fralick served 15 years with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), retiring as Chief Information Officer for the Office of Justice Programs (OJP). During his 15 years of service at the Justice Department, Jerry held senior executive IT management positions in the Antitrust Division, the FBI and the Justice Management Division.