Tim McKnight has joined SYN Ventures as Operating Partner focused on the dedicated cyber
seed fund. Tim has a 30+ year career as a security professional and business executive in
government service and the private sector. Prior to joining SYN Ventures, Tim served as EVP & Chief Security Officer of SAP reporting directly to Christian Klein, CEO and member of the executive board of SAP SE. Tim was responsible for SAP’s overall security strategy, ensuring
that SAP customers have a consistent and convenient security experience, establishing SAP as a recognized and trusted leader in the industry. In his role, Tim developed, implemented, and managed SAP’s global security policies, standards and guidelines in accordance with ongoing security initiatives and worldwide IT, physical and personnel security, cybersecurity activities, data
protection and privacy laws. Before joining SAP in December 2018, Tim was chief information security officer for Thomson Reuters, Prior to that, he served as Chief Information & Product Security Officer for General Electric, executing its information security and IT risk strategy. Previously, Tim was executive vice president of Fidelity Investments’ Information Security and Technology Risk. He also served in various IT Security leadership roles at Northrop Grumman, BAE
Systems and Cisco Systems. Tim began his career at the Federal Bureau of Investigation as lead investigator of National Infrastructure Protection Center matters, including high-tech crimes, corporate espionage, foreign counterintelligence and telecommunications fraud. In addition to these roles, Tim has held the roles of Chairman of the Internet Security Alliance and taught undergraduate courses in digital forensics as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. He is also a member of the Board of Security Advisors for Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Tenable and an Advisor to the Director of the National Security.