Business 100 - 2011

Timothy Sullivan/Ancestry.com

Timothy Sullivan is president and chief executive officer of Ancestry.com and has served as a director since September 2005. Prior to joining Ancestry.com, Tim was chief operating officer and then president and CEO of Match.com from January 2001 to September 2004. He previously served as vice president of E-commerce for Ticketmaster Online-Citysearch, Inc. and held multiple positions at The Walt Disney Company.

Tim holds an MA from Harvard Business School and was a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His paternal great-grandfather was born in Dingle, Co. Kerry in 1866 and immigrated to the U.S. when he was 13. One of his great-grandmothers was born in Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare in 1872.

Tim says, “ From the facts around my great-grandparents’ immigration to this country to the stories of their life in 19th century Lowell, MA, I have felt connected to Ireland and the struggles of the Irish immigrants to this country all my life. I feel so incredibly fortunate, thanks to my role at Ancestry.com, to be able help Irish Americans like me discover, preserve, and share the stories of their family history.”