About

GrowthShift is a marketing strategy specialist focused on positioning and launching growth-phase B2B technology companies.

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Tim Manning

I am passionate about helping tech leaders change industry, connect with customers and tell their unique story.

Make A Difference!

I always wanted to make a difference - everywhere in my life. In my family, in teaching martial arts to children, in acknowledging people and helping them be their very best. It starts with my profound belief in people and passion for giving back.

Married 36 years to my loving wife, Dianne, I am the proud father of four amazing, purposeful and gracious children. When I am not being with my family or working, you will find me reading, cycling or teaching martial arts to children. My commitment to youth was the catalyst for starting my non-profit Youth Foundation.

I am inspired and grateful for the journey I have been on with GrowthShift, the important relationships it has provided and the opportunity to serve an industry.

Tim Manning

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Passionate about Growth

Passionate about Positioning Companies to Win

Start-Up Champion. I spent more than 25 years leading marketing for 8 tech start-ups; refining my skills for helping companies thrive in complex markets. I developed a passion for making the complex simple, so customers, markets and investors care - in a word positioning.

Focused on Success. As I look at the failure rate for startups - whatever you decide is a valid ratio, 60-90% - I am not OK with it. My passion and the reason I started GrowthShift is to help early stage technology companies compete and grow - and increase the success rate!

Simplify Strategy. As a startup marketing consultant, I am committed to simplifying positioning & strategy, so critical in early stage tech.  If I can shift that thinking, together, we can help more startups grow; help more tech founders tell their story, and change industry.

Our Core Values

How we think defines us
and inspires our customers.

Think Differently

We think about the big picture and the small picture simultaneously.

Adopt a Growth Mindset

We have a passion for innovation and learning that challenges the status quo.

Keep People at the Center

We believe empathy and human connection hold the key to successful brands.

Think Big

We encourage innovators to think big, early.

Simplify

We choose to simplify how we communicate with customers and industry.

Be Grateful

We are grateful for innovators and the opportunities they create.