Timothy Doyle serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Carnegie Institution for Science in the Washington, DC office. He is responsible for Carnegie’s administrative operations, including finance and investment operations, HR, IT and facilities planning. In this role he also serves as a Director of the Giant Magellan Telescope Organization which is constructing the next class of super giant earth-based telescopes on behalf of Carnegie and its 10 other partner organizations. Doyle is a leader with extensive experience managing complex administrative and financial organizations within research, higher education and financial services. He has a track record of developing and implementing strategic plans, annual budgets, long-range financial plans, internal controls, capital plans, technology innovations and facilities management strategies. Doyle is able to consistently achieve results in highly decentralized organizations through his unique approach, which combines strong leadership skills, collaborative change management strategies, rigorous problem solving, and a focus on building high performing teams.
Doyle is a first generation college graduate and spent the early part of his career as a commissioned officer (through' ROTC) in the U.S. Army and then an operations manager for Rand McNally. In these roles he managed large and diverse staff in multi-shift environments and in local and remote sites. After completing an Executive MBA, Doyle’s career shifted to financial services where he served as a financial operations vice president for Fidelity Investments and led a staff of over 100 supporting their $500-million outsourced payroll, 401k and benefits administration business line. During this time he was selected to participate in six sigma training, and utilized this training to subsequently lead several process improvement efforts resulting in significant increases in service levels and decreases in operating expenses.
Doyle’s professional interest in the higher education sector began when he volunteered to assist Boston College in their administration of St. Columbkille Partnership School. This combined with his experience in finance and operations led to his selection as the Chief Operating Officer for Harvard University Press, where he spearheaded numerous financial, technical and publishing initiatives that resulted in significant structural improvements to the organization’s business model, as evidenced by the shift from annual operating deficits to a positive net margin position in three years. He next served as the Associate Dean for Finance at Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), where he was responsible for financial operations and planning, facilities management, and information security. In this role he assisted in the planning for SEAS $450-million campaign and a new 600,000-square-foot academic and research facility.
Doyle’s diverse financial and operations experience has yielded expertise spanning the areas of strategic leadership, financial systems and controls, budgeting and planning, and administration efficiency. This allows him to assess, deliver recommendations and implement solutions to organizations in need of financial and administrative change.
Doyle has a BS Degree in Marketing from Boston College – Carroll School of Management, Chestnut Hill, MA as well as an Executive MBA with a concentration in International Finance and Operations from Suffolk University – Sawyer Business School, Boston, MA. As part of this program, Tim studied at the University College of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland and Aix Marseille Graduate School of Management, Aix en Provence, France. He is also a recent graduate of the Institute for Education Management at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.