Many in the search space know Tim Mayer and have benefited from his practical input at various conferences. Although many of us may know Tim from his substantial and visible work at Yahoo since 2003, before that period Tim worked at Overture, Inktomi, Fast Search and RealNames. Wow, that list brings back some interesting memories!
I personally wish Tim the very best in whatever he tackles next. He is a consistently solid contributor to our industry and a delightful guy to know.