Tim McDonald

Founder & Partner | Philadelphia Email LinkedIn

Tim is a founder of True with deep expertise across a range of executive functions within a host of industries. These include Software/Cloud/SaaS, Internet and Mobile, and Digital Media/Advertising Technology. He has more than 10 years of experience in executive recruitment for venture capital and private equity-backed technology companies. Before founding True, Tim was the first employee at IronHill Partners, a national retained search firm focused on the venture capital, private equity and technology industries. While there, he served as a key member of the team that built the firm into one of the fastest-growing of its kind in just five years. Upon IronHill sale to Heidrick & Struggles, Tim served in the H&S Global Technology Practice.

Tim began his career in sales and management for a variety of emerging technology companies. He has a B.A. in Marketing from Saint Joseph’s University.


Firm founder with deep expertise across a range of executive functions and sectors within the tech industry.

Geographically diverse executive search expertise having successfully placed candidates in both coasts as well non-traditional tech markets including Boise and Kansas City.

Ran the Broad Street 10-Mile Run, Philadelphia Half Marathon, and Philadelphia Marathon all in 2010. Hasn’t laced up the running shoes since but is gearing up for a comeback.

Recreational soccer player and youth sports coach.

Married for 13+ years and proud father of 10 year old twins Connor and Kaitlyn.