Tim Gerdeman

Vice Chair & Co-Founder


Water Tower Research

Tim Gerdeman is Vice Chair & Co-Founder of Water Tower Research. Tim’s Wall Street credentials include being an Institutional Investor Magazine-ranked Managing Director & Senior Equity Research Analyst covering Specialty Chemicals & Materials at Kemper Securities, Salomon Brothers, Citigroup, and Lehman Brothers. Recognized as a key industry source, Tim has been extensively quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg, and several other publications.

Most recently, Tim was a Partner at Investor Relations and Corporate & Crisis Communications firm, Lincoln Churchill Advisors, and previously, President & Founder of Investor Relations & Corporate Strategy boutique, StreetSmart Strategies. Early in his career, Tim was a Senior Management Consultant at Kline & Company, Director of National Accounts at hazardous waste remediation firm OHM Corporation, and Territory Manager at paint & coatings producer Valspar Corporation (acquired in 2017 by Sherwin-Williams).

Tim has held Board seats on multiple successful startups. Tim holds an MBA with a finance concentration from the University of Baltimore, a dual-BA degree in International Marketing & Marketing Management from the University of Toledo and is a former member of the Ohio Army National Guard and Maryland Air National Guard.