Timothy Bovard Founder & CEO
Search Fund Accelerator


Timothy Bovard is founder and CEO of Search Fund Accelerator, the first and most advanced coaching organization dedicated to helping entrepreneurs successfully find, acquire and manage a business they will run as CEO. Now in its fourth year, SFA has quickly built a formidable track record of success and a unique and supportive community of searchers, CEOs, investors and mentors.

Bovard has been teaching entrepreneurship through acquisition at Columbia Business School for the past four years and at INSEAD for the last 16 years. He also guest lectures at Booth, Kellogg, and other MBA programs, and is a regular speaker on entrepreneurship through acquisition.

As founder and former president of CPI, Bovard 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 Europe.

Bovard is also president of the Association Petits Princes, a leading French charitable organisation that realizes the dreams of severely ill children.

Timothy holds a BS in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an MA in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an MBA with distinction from INSEAD.


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