Tim Rowe is the Founder and CEO of CIC. In addition to his role with CIC, Tim is a Venture Partner and member of the investment committee of New Atlantic Ventures. Mr. Rowe is particularly interested in consumer-facing technology products with mass-market potential companies. Previously, Tim has served as a Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, a Manager with the Boston Consulting Group and an analyst with the Mitsubishi Research Institute. Tim speaks Spanish and Japanese fluently. Tim holds an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and a BA from Amherst College.
Kim Plank is the new General Manager of CIC St. Louis. Kim comes to CIC as a seasoned economic developer from the St. Louis Regional Chamber, where she recruited business to the St. Louis Region as the Director of Health Science & Services & Biosciences. Her position also allowed her to work with startups in the health science and bioscience spaces. Prior to her role at the Chamber, Kim served as the Executive Director of Urban K-Life, a sports and mentorship ministry serving teens in the comprehensive public high schools of North St. Louis with mentors and athletic coaches.
Kim launched her entrepreneurial career working in her family’s motorcycle business in Southeastern Ohio. After moving to St. Louis she opened KpWired Designs, a jewelry design company donating profits to single moms struggling in North St. Louis. Kim plans to continue her work with women and teens in North St. Louis, to create pathways to entrepreneurship and workforce development that will allow for sustainable employment opportunities. She is also active in networking together young leaders to carry out efforts for racial and economic reconciliation and restoration for St. Louis.
Brian Dacey is an experienced real estate executive and entrepreneur. He has overseen a wide range of commercial, hospitality, retail , and residential projects during his career. Brian also has an extensive history of involvement in government, not for profits, and charitable organizations. He is currently Managing Director of CIC. Brian began his career in the public sector working in Massachusetts state government and serving as the City of Boston’s Director of Federal Relations and then CEO of the city’s Economic Development agency. He has been a senior executive and partner with several regional real estate development firms including the Boston based Drew Company and New York based Twining Properties. He oversaw the real estate operations of the World Trade Center Boston and was the project executive managing the master planning, environmental reviews, and permitting of the 2 million square foot Seaport World Trade Center Boston mixed use project. For several years he was responsible for the management and development of Watermark Cambridge, a residential and retail property constructed in Cambridge. Brian also created and led several real estate ventures that managed and/or developed various projects including the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. and the Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston, Massachusetts. Also, a firm he founded is the owner and developer of a 204 unit, luxury residential property in Downtown Manchester, New Hampshire. Brian has served on numerous civic boards and committees and is currently Chairman of the Board of The Boston Harbor Association and was formerly Chairman of the Board at Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries. He was a founding member of the Board for the Kendall Square Association and serves as a member of A Better City, and the Kendall Square Masterplan Committee and the Transit Advisory Committee for the City of Cambridge . Brian has his B.A. from Boston College and an M.B.A. from Boston University.
Dougan Sherwood is Co-Founder of CIC St. Louis. Before coming to St. Louis, Dougan led the Sales and Relationship Management team in Cambridge. Prior to his work at CIC, Dougan spent several years working in experiential education throughout the United States with a particular focus on leadership development for high achieving students. This work led him to found his own youth program in the American West that aimed to serve rising college freshmen. Dougan has also interned for the late Senator Edward Kennedy and served on the board of a non-profit helping children with HIV/AIDS. Currently, he organizes an annual bicycle fundraiser for injured service men and women and sits on the Board of Directors for Youth CITIES, a program that introduces students to social entrepreneurship. He is a graduate of the University of Utah.