Tim Cleary

Chief Strategy Officer

Tim Cleary is Chief Strategy Officer at Academic Partnerships (AP). He is responsible for long- term strategy and planning, critical cross-functional company initiatives, corporate development, market intelligence, and data & analytics.

Before joining AP, Tim served as Senior Vice President of Strategy & Business Operations at InVision, held leadership roles at Zume and CA Technologies, and was a principal at the global consulting firm Oliver Wyman.

As he guides AP’s strategy team, Tim is laser-focused on the voice of the student, and translating those insights into ways in which AP and our university partners can evolve to help students advance in their education and careers. Tim believes the ultimate determinant of AP’s success is how we partner with universities to create student impact and outcomes.

Tim holds an MBA from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, a Master of Arts in International Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, and a B.A. from Washington & Lee University. Outside of work, Tim loves to travel, watch live music and sports, and do overly elaborate projects with his kids.

What traits do you admire in a leader?

The best leaders adapt their tactics, style and communication to bring out the best in individuals around them. I admire those who are highly observant, flexible and humble, and in this way develop teams and individuals who are motivated to grow and deliver impact.

Which AP culture pillar resonates most with you and why?

Student Centered, because it is at the core of why I am at AP. I try to keep the lens of student impact on our work; it is my single biggest motivator.

What would you name your autobiography?

Work in Progress