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Growth Gurus: Tim Clifford of Frontline Education

If you had to boil it down, what single factor has contributed most to your company's growth?

"Belief in our strategy was a major contributing factor in our company’s growth. We knew we had the right investment partners, forward-thinking leadership, dedicated and capable team members as well as industry-leading solutions, but without buy-in and belief in our very aggressive strategy from everyone involved, we could not have reached these amazing achievements. The team from Insight Venture Partners put incredible trust and resources in the Frontline’s ability to execute on our development roadmap as well as our acquisition strategy. That uncompromising belief and trust was felt across the company and empowered all Frontline Education employees to creatively approach and address any issues and obstacles they faced on the way to successful fulfillment of their individual goals, enabling the overall growth of the company."  – Tim Clifford, President and Cheif Executive Officer of Frontline Education 

About Tim Clifford

Tim Clifford is President and CEO of Frontline Education. With deep technology industry expertise, Tim has a formidable leadership track record as an accomplished start-up, growth-stage, turn-around, and large company executive. Under his leadership Frontline Education has grown rapidly, attracting industry and investor attention. Tim led the successful sale of the company to renowned private equity investment firm, Thoma Bravo creating “edtech’s newest unicorn” in August of 2017. Additionally, Tim is a co-founder of the Frontline Research & Learning Institute and The Line, a publication dedicated to civil discourse in education.

About Frontline Education 

Frontline Technologies is dedicated to revolutionizing workforce management through innovative web-based technologies. In 1998, Frontline launched into the K-12 market with Aesop, a breakthrough automated substitute placement and absence management system. Since then, Frontline has continued to develop SaaS-based offerings including VeriTime, a time and attendance management system, and Jobulator, an automatic job-notification service for substitute teachers. Frontline currently serves nearly 4,000 school districts and millions of teachers nationwide as well as global clients in a variety of industries including health care, security and live events staffing, manufacturing and libraries.