Tim Taylor

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Timothy E. Taylor is the manager of business development at Southern Research, and the founder of Endius, a manufacturer of orthopedic devices.

Taylor earned his undergraduate degree in engineering at Mississippi State University and an MBA from the Florida Institute of Technology. He then worked in aerospace engineering at Cape Canaveral and at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. He helped to develop a medical orthopedic space shuttle experiment which was conducted during a Columbia mission in 1990.

He and surgeon Gilbert Aust co-founded Endius to manufacture and market devices based on the experiment which are used in hip and spinal surgeries. The company was relocated from Huntsville to Boston, Massachusetts in 1997 and became one of the largest recipients of venture capital for medical devices in 2003.

After resigning from Endius in 2000, Taylor returned to Birmingham as a venture capitalist with Harbert Management Corp.. From there he became managing director of FHL Capital.

Taylor is chairman and co-founder of the Alabama Information Technology Association and was president of the Birmingham Venture Club in 2003. He has also served on the boards of the Biotech Association of Alabama, TechBirmingham, and The Entrepreneurial Center.


  • Taylor, Tim (March 2003) Launch Fever: An Entrepreneur's Journey into the Secrets of Launching Rockets, a New Business and Living a Happier Life. Lincoln, Nebraska: iUniverse. ISBN 9780595266272

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