Tim Weinhold, Executive Director

Tim is an experienced entrepreneur/businessman with a passion for business solutions to chronic poverty. He has founded, or co-founded, several businesses, including a VC-funded computer graphics company, a highly-regarded, socially-responsible mutual fund and, most recently, a business providing non-medical homecare to the elderly. Tim also has extensive experience as a real estate consultant to major corporations.

Over the last several years, Tim has traveled widely in the developing world (Southeast Asia; Central and South America), focusing especially on SME entrepreneurial training and economic development.  In 2008 he attended a two-month Business as Mission training program in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Tim is a member of the:

  • Executive Advisory Council for the School of Business and Economics at Seattle Pacific University.
  • Executive Committee of the Center for Integrity in Business at Seattle Pacific University.
  • Leadership Team for the Bottom Billions / Bottom Line — The Role of Business in Ending Global Poverty conference at SPU.

Tim graduated from Harvard University.



Bruce Baker, Senior Director

In addition to his role with the Center, Bruce is Assistant Professor of Business Ethics at the School of Business and Economics at Seattle Pacific University.

Bruce originally studied astrophysics at CalTech.  He then applied his interests in science and business to develop and launch several technology products in computing and industrial automation, including an automated 3-D X-ray vision machine for which he earned five patents in a venture capital start-up company he co-founded in 1986. The company was purchased by Hewlett-Packard in 1992. He also served as a product manager at Intel and General Manager at Microsoft, where he was responsible for the first “pocket PC” business unit.

Bruce left Microsoft in 1996 to attend seminary, and was ordained to pastoral ministry in the PC(USA) in 2001. Bruce began teaching at SPU in 2004.  He serves on the boards of:

  • ScholarLeaders International
  • Reconciliation Ministries
In addition to his B.S. from the California Institute of Technology, Bruce has as MBA from Stanford, an M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from the University of St. Andrews (Scotland).