Timothy Collins – President & CEO
Timothy Collins joined SRA in August of 2005 to expand SRA’s Capital Markets group. Mr. Collins also Co-Founded KleenSpeed Technologies, Inc. in 2007. KleenSpeed conducts research and development of next generation energy grid products, lithium electric power systems, energy storage system software and hardware components and electric vehicles.
He is a current member of the Bond Club of San Francisco.
Timothy began his career in Denver working part time with Peters Writer & Christensen a NYSE Member, while he was finishing his BSBA at the University of Denver.
When the firm was purchased by F.I. Dupont, he became a principal with a small NASD firm in Denver at the age of 23 and, a year later, bought the balance of the firm and changed the name to Collins Securities Corporation (CSC).
CSC quickly gained a foothold in the institutional equity community by recognizing the private demand for Uranium created by the construction of numerous nuclear power plants. CSC expanded by opening offices in New York and Los Angeles.
The firm broadened its research to the technology sectors. CSC completed several public offerings and banking assignments, which included the IPO of Sensormatic Electronics and the sale of Shakey’s Pizza Parlors.
In 1975 Timothy exited the securities business and formed United Mining Corporation (UMC), which focused on gold and silver exploration and development. UMC’s corporate headquarters moved to Reno, NV and developed projects in Nevada, Washington state and Bolivia.
UMC became traded on the Vancouver Exchange and subsequently NASDAQ. The price of metals and economics led the company to sell off the projects, which was completed in 1990.
Timothy joined L.H. Alton in San Francisco in 1993, and joined Van Kasper & Co. in January 1994 as Head of Institutional Sales.
He served as VP at Van Kasper, which was purchased by First Security Bank and subsequently at Wells Fargo Bank. In August of 2005 he joined SRA in 2005 as Managing Director. Timothy became President and CEO of SRA in February of 2012.