Timothy Wallace ’79, CEO of iPipeline, visited Eberly College of Business on March 5–6, 2014, to talk to business students about his entrepreneurial experiences.
course of the two days he visited, Wallace spoke with nearly 400 students in
nine different sessions.
completing his education at IUP, Wallace went on to earn his Master of Business
Administration from Miami University. He is also a member of the American
Institute of Certified Public Accountants and has served on multiple boards.
an industry-leading company specializing in producing sales distribution
secured more than $100 million in funding for his company to date, the most
recent being a $72-billion recap lead by Technology Crossover Ventures.
professor John Lipinski had Wallace speak in one of his classes and said that
Wallace’s insights gave a real world perspective on many of the subjects that
he covers with his students.
“The greatest value added for me as a professor was
that I had a very successful alumnus independently confirming much of the advice
that I give my students on what it will take if they want to excel in the
business world,” Lipinski said. “His story demonstrated to our students how hard
work, drive, and determination pay off in the end.”
Not only did Wallace speak with classes in Eberly College of Business,
but, as part of a partnership program, a class from Hungary teleconferenced in
during his lecture.
Accounting major Christine Shontz said she was
thankful for the opportunity to hear Wallace’s advice.
eagerness to be successful and continued learning outside of what he’s already
achieved was inspiring to my class as well as the class teleconferencing in
from Hungary,” Shontz said. “He had great advice and an inspiring story to tell.”