ABOUT ME

I am a seasoned and experienced Swiss entrepreneur with a strong background in sales and marketing. I have been interested in owning my own business since I was a child watching my Grandfather run his own successful company. I spent my weekends and holidays working in his business which taught me how hard work and perseverance could lead to achieving any objective. My Grandfather inspired a love of creation and helpfulness in me that I carry through all of my endeavors.

In 2009 at the age of 26, I launched my first business, a marketing and entrepreneur coaching agency, and used a new business model to develop a network of highly qualified freelancers, which was extremely innovative at the time. In 2010, I launched a second venture which offered a discounted ski pass and was the first to market with this type of offer and resulted in immediate success. I ran each of these businesses until 2016 when an exceptional opportunity allowed me to sell both businesses and start a new adventure.

After my early business success, I was ready for new ideas and a new undertaking. My wife, Christel, and I moved from Switzerland to Thailand in 2016 and Bali in 2017 to experience new cultures and lifestyles and fulfill our passion for travel. While in South East Asia, I was able to continue my work coaching entrepreneurs through their startup and growth phases. I also launched a cycling website lending my expertise to the cycling and triathlon communities and later sold that site in 2018.

I am a devoted husband to my wife whom I married in 2018 after a 20-year relationship. She is a finance expert, yoga teacher, and holistic therapist. She inspires me every day to help others and live a fulfilling life.

WHAT I DO & HOW I DO IT

I am an entrepreneur, marketing strategist, and the founder of several successful companies. I am a closer, a doer and I finish what I start. I’m also: dynamic, open-minded,creative and a problem solver.

I love to read because I strongly believe that Ideas In = Ideas Out. I’m objective driven, a man of challenge. I know how to set goals for myself and my clients and have the essential focus to achieve each milestone. I put 100% of myself in everything I do for my projects and my clients.

Ultimately, I turn ideas into profitable concepts. I help startups and small to medium businesses launch and grow by providing a marketing strategy with a creative twist and find new and interesting ways to monetize projects and turn ideas into profits.

NOW

I currently live in San Diego, California and run iD MKG, LLC, a marketing and publishing company that is on the cutting edge of the industry. We develop and publish our own products and offer our knowledge to other entrepreneurs to help them achieve their goals. I work with small and medium-sized businesses as Strategic & Marketing Advisor to help them develop strategic thinking that leads to innovative design and marketing methods.

MY RESULTS

I have successfully built and sold three small businesses and I’m now building my fourth company. I have a keen understanding of the problems people face when they launch a business ranging from finance to public relations and marketing. I’ve worked with established buisnesses and a lot of founders and startups in their launch phase, so I understand marketing at each stage of business growth. My positive ‘Can Do’ attitude allows me to bring success to every client regardless of their starting point.

WHAT MAKES ME DIFFERENT

A native of Switzerland, I’ve traveled to over 25 countries, lived in Thailand and Bali, taken a year to tour Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zeland and India and I currently live in the United States. My love for travel, my experience with a variety of cultures, people, and languages help me see the world with a different perspective.

GIVING BACK

Volunteering and giving to great causes is an important and valuable aspect of my life as an entrepreneur. I’ve supported different projects for charities like the “EcoFranc” program from Summit Foundation, friends traveling the world distributing water filtration through the “Riding for Water” campaign, and free marketing services to Seven Association, an organization that promotes sports activities for handicapped people. One of my favorite ways to give back is by providing free mentoring for aspiring business owners who want to make a positive impact on society or in support of the environment. I have had the honor of working with amazing non-profit organizations and individuals that are making our world a better place every day.

WHEN I'M NOT WORKING

When I’m not working on a new idea or a new project, I enjoy participating in endurance sports. I am an Ironman finisher (Zurich), 5x Ironman 70.3 Finisher (Aix-en-Provence, Vichy, Rapperswil, Phuket, Oceanside), Alpe d’Huez triathlon L finisher (1.9k swim, 130km 3300+ bike, 21km run), multiple Etape du Tour Finisher (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) and have completed some of the hardest one-day cycling events in the world, including the La Marmotte (170Km, 5000+), Maratona dles Dolomites (138km, 4500+) Doi Inthanon Challenge in Thailand, and The Grand Raid (130Km, 5000+ mountain bike race). Aside from the performance aspect, I value the camaraderie formed during endurance events. I like the thrill of discovering my limits and working to overcome even the toughest mental challenges. I take pride in having never given up or DNF (did not finish) on any of the over 50 events I have participated in.
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WANT TO WORK TOGETHER? SAY HI!

If you would like to say Hi or find out how we can work together on your current or future business idea, send me a message through this contact form or directly to my email: hello(at)timothy.ch.

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