Personal Bits:
Check out the Ben Horgan Memorial Golf Tournament.

Information and pictures from the last reunion of Xavier High School and Rose Hawthorne High School (formerly in Concord, MA) can be found here.

If we're old friends who have lost touch, please contact me at tim at If we haven't talked in a while here's the quick recap of my life so far: married to the wonderful Maureen Smith Horgan since we were both babes (okay, teens). Still married, thanks to her patience. We've been blessed with four kids. Carey is married, has two sons, Jack and Michael, whom we adore and spoil. Cait is going well, living near Boston, accompanied by Eli, Franky and Rita. Anna is married and she and her husband Anthony Servideo live nearby. Ben passed away shortly after turning 11, after years of battling cancers, but left behind wiser, kinder people who were blessed to have had him in our lives.

Professionally, I've been involved in some interesting projects, developing and refining skills in product development, strategy, planning, development, marketing, project management and audience development. Over the years I had the pleasure of building and leading some great teams who were able to create excellent systems and products. I have worked with a number of companies, including a healthcare assessment start-up, a publishing start-up, an employment consulting start-up, a Fortune 500 high-tech company, and an established financial company.

Previously I was responsible for product and community management at PatientsLikeMe, a healthcare-related startup dedicated to enable people to share information that can improve the lives of patients diagnosed with life-changing diseases.

For 10 years I was the Senior VP/General Manager for Online at CXO Media (one of the International Data Group (IDG) companies), responsible for the online business, including strategy, content, systems and e-commerce development for their online properties:,, and We had an amazing group of webmonkies, and developed a state-of-the-art online publishing environment that supported multiple publications and enabled rapid deployment of new sites. We also developed a complex set of tools (CRM, e-commerce, surveys, a member portal) for the CIO Executive Council.

The innovations we created at CXO helped to create a very profitable business, and garnered recognition from the American Society of Business Press Editors, winning us awards for best interactive Web community, best new online publication, best overall Web publication and best original Web feature, among others.

Prior to joining CXO Media, I worked for Digital Equipment Corporation for 18 great years, where I held a number of senior engineering, marketing, IT and consulting positions. In the early 1990's I was fortunate to manage some of the Internet pioneers at Digital Equipment, where we led the development of one of the first corporate intranets. I also managed a number of technology projects, including the development of major engineering design management system for a large-scale hardware development program, a project that involved over 40 software engineers from three companies in four locations, the development of an enterprise-wide data warehouse strategy, the development of one of the first distributed processing systems, and finally the development of one of the first corporate intranets.

During the early days of the Internet I used to do a lot of public speaking, warning people how the Web was going to change everything. I had the pleasure of speaking at many venues, including Iceland DECUS, CIO Interact (Australia), CIO Perspectives, Boston Marketing Association, WebMaster Perspectives, the Internet Commerce Expo (ICE), IP495, DCI Internet conferences, and JavaOne. I have also spoken at various colleges, including MIT, Boston University, LaTrobe University (Australia), Merrimack College, and the University of Minnesota. A great experience, got to see parts of the world I would have missed otherwise, and met some very nice people along the way.

I have also consulted to a number of companies on their Internet strategies, started and then led the xNet Consortium, an industry group providing leadership and insight in the use of Internet technologies in business, and have contributed to several books on Internet strategies, including Intranets: What's the Bottom Line? and Intranets by Sun: Getting it Right, and served as the editor of the CIO Intranet Research Center.

I have an undergraduate degree from Suffolk University in Boston, an MBA from Babson College, and am a graduate of IDG's Publisher's Institute. I've also completed coursework for PMP (project management) certification.

You can reach me at tim at horgan dot com.