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Tim Richardson

Founder & CEO


Tim Harms

Managing Director


Heather Neisen

Healthcare Practice Leader

Tim Richardson

Founder & CEO


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When not working, Tim would rather be listening to Krista Tippett, or reading The Economist, or watching soccer, or fishing, or spending time here or here. Tim started out wanting to be an English professor. He got his Master’s at UGA and damn near finished his PhD in English at Vandy. But life had other plans for him, as so often happens, and Tim decided to figure out how to become a business guy instead. He was lucky to find some good mentors, and good opportunities. One thing led to another. School tuitions and mortgages got paid. Along the way, a funny thing happened. He discovered that he was pretty good at this business thing, and that he liked it. If plied with enough good bourbon, he might try to convince you of his opinion that Walt Whitman and James Dickey should be required reading for all business majors and budding entrepreneurs in college today. Tim is eager to connect with business people who are straightforward, fair-minded and committed to making a positive difference in the world. Sound like you?

Tim Harms

Managing Director


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When not working, Tim would rather be making his own beer, or working on the house, or starting a new church, or listening to this, or visiting here or here. His wife would rather that he spend more time focused on this. But, hey, no one’s perfect.

Tim is that guy you know who excelled at school and got a great job and excelled at that for three years and got married early and excelled at that and then surprised you by leaping off the sure-thing partner track at a major global firm to take a leadership role in a small company. Don’t know a guy like that? Now you do.

He will get all of the work done, as promised. He will do it with ease and grace. And at a high level. We suggest that you give Tim crap so that he doesn’t take himself too seriously. That’s what we do.

Heather Neisen

Healthcare Practice Leader


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When not working, Heather likes to help her husband memorize Hamilton rap battles and dance with one, or both, of her sweet daughters. She has run this full marathon and this one, too. If it’s growing season, you can find Heather out in her backyard garden growing veggies, herbs, and yelling at the birds to get away from the flower sprouts

She was born in the North, grew up in the South, but is a Midwesterner at heart (Rockchalk!) Heather began her career in higher education, then pivoted to the business world and dove deep into human resources and administration functions of business. Relationships are central to every role she has taken on, and here at Enliven, she’s the one who makes sure your experience working with us exceeds your expectations.

After three very full years as our Director of Account Services, Heather was promoted to Healthcare Practice Leader. Hospital system executives can’t get enough of her, and it become obvious to the rest of us at Enliven that Heather has exactly the right combination of leadership skills, deep industry knowledge and business acumen to lead our flagship practice area.

Heather is caring and energetic and believes in earning your respect through hard work and staying true to her word. She also deserves an honorary degree in Googling. She believes that if you know the end goal, there are limitless resources to tap into to achieve success. All that said, she’s still not quite sure how or why her dog manages to have an instagram account.


Martin Strobel

Aviation Practice Leader


Kim Killen

Financial Manager


Rob Waid

Foodservice Practice Leader

Martin Strobel

Aviation Practice Leader


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When not working, Martin would rather be hosting a movie-in-the-park party with his wife and three little girls and boy, or attending a Predators game, or listening to this, or hiking here or visiting here.

You don’t know Martin yet, but, when you do, he’ll be the primary guy you describe as “having a mischievous grin.” If you ever have the occasion to use the word “puckish,” Martin will be the new guy that comes to mind when you do. In the same way that Mark Twain did back in his day, or that Seth Godin and Malcolm Gladwell do now, Martin always impresses with both his prescience and his wit, and with his wisdom and counsel. This is especially true when the stakes are high, and even more so when, after hours, cigars and spirits are involved.

Finally, if you have a few hours to kill, ask him about his foster kids. You’ll get an earful about them and the system that serves them … if you think a doing a beverage deal is complex, try advocating for foster kids. He does both really well.

Kim Killen

Financial Manager


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When not working, Kim would rather be doing anything with her granddaughter Mia, or boating with friends on Old Hickory Lake, or spinning at the gym, or attempting to master her new fitness class, or spending time here.

Kim supports our clients in a hundred different ways, but, mostly, she makes sure that whatever funds are supposed to flow into our clients actually flows into them. This is no small task when dealing with the complicated contractual terms, schedules and rebate formulas that make up most of the partnerships that we help establish, manage and audit for our hospital clients.

If you appreciate it when serious matters having to do with money are handled in a clear and precise way, you’ll really appreciate Kim.

Rob Waid

Foodservice Practice Leader


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When not working, Rob would rather be watching the NFL Network or listening to the Sin of Our Fathers podcast or reading a book by Patrick Lencioni or John Ortberg. He enjoys traveling to places like this, this and this.

Before joining Enliven, Rob spent thirty years working at PepsiCo, moving up through a series of jobs with ever increasing responsibilities at both large Pepsi bottling organizations in the Midwest and at PepsiCo corporate headquarters in New York, all the way up to VP Foodservice Sales for PepsiCo. He most recently led and managed 155 people at PepsiCo, and he personally negotiated partnerships with major properties and brands like the Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Clinic, Kansas University, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and the State of Illinois.

Because he comes across as laid back when you first meet him, most people don’t realize that Rob is probably the most competitive person they’ll ever meet. We don’t always know who or what Rob is competing against, but rest assured that he’s competing, always. He won’t tell us, for example, why he’s seen the Broadway shows Jersey Boys twenty-two times and Hamilton seven times. But he has. We suspect that it has something to do with his old high school classmate, Bill, who just this summer bragged about seeing Jersey Boys twenty-one times and Hamilton six times . . .

Rob works out every day, sometimes twice a day, which explains why he’s so thin and fit despite his love of great Italian food and wine.


Monica Harris

Senior Account Executive, Healthcare


Michael Kuhn

Director of Account Services


Adam Savitz

Director of Data & Analytics

Monica Harris

Senior Account Executive, Healthcare


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When not working, Monica would rather be spending time with her husband and dog, or relaxing here, exploring here, or working out here.

Monica has always added an artistic flair to everything she does. When she was young, she loved keeping her hands busy (summer art camps, private drawing and painting lessons, pottery classes, and learning to sew from her mother). After earning her bachelor’s degree in Design Communications, she pursued the start-up of a women’s clothing line. She quickly realized that she loved the interaction with clients and the importance of building relationships. When her business partner headed to NYC, Monica shifted gears to explore graphic design and branding. Although you can see some of her work on buildings or printed materials around Nashville, she wanted her main focus to be on client relationships.

Monica Is organized, detailed oriented, and ready to get any task done. She believes that every job should be done effectively and thoroughly. Building and maintaining relationships is key to her role. You’ll get to experience the creative energy she brings to the job.

Michael Kuhn

Director of Account Services


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When not working, Michael would rather be producing this amazing podcast on the Cleveland Browns that he makes with his two brothers. We all know people who have great ideas about podcasts that they’re planning to make, but who actually does it? Michael does.

When not producing his podcast, Michael enjoys disc golf, cornhole, woodworking, and just about any board game. He enjoys spending time here, here, here and here. We’re surprised that he finds time to do anything but love on his four young children Emma, Luke, Maddie and Lainey.

Before joining Enliven, Michael ran his own boutique sports marketing firm, Ezer Sports. Prior to that, for six years, he held various roles at the PGA Tour, where he was responsible for negotiating and managing Title Sponsor and Official Marketing Partner relationships with major corporations and brands like AT&T, BMW and Rolex.

His wife Megan assures us that Michael actually does sleep every day, but we see no evidence of that.

Adam Savitz

Director of Data & Analytics


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When not working, Adam would rather be playing ping pong or chess, or attending this or this

All of our clients benefit from Adam’s obsession with data, eagerness to master every kind of analytical modeling known to man and impeccable attention to detail. If you have always wondered what people mean when they describe someone as a “true excel guru,” just spend more time with Adam.

Full disclosure: we think Adam might be a secret agent of some kind. He’s super nice, very smart and very normal-seeming. But his binge shows of choice (this and this) and the occasional eyebrow-raising observation he makes during casual conversations reveal a counter-cultural bent and a comfort level with danger that don’t quite mesh with his clean-cut image.

Adam was born in Wyoming but grew up in Brentwood, TN. He earned his bachelor’s in accounting and MBA in finance from Belmont University. He claims no knowledge of martial arts, but neither does this guy.


Brian Bergeron

Account Executive, Business Development

Brian Bergeron

Account Executive, Business Development


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When not working, Brian would rather be playing with his kids Caroline, Piper and Tripp, or working out, or listening to this, or watching this or visiting here or here.

Brian is the real deal fitness and nutrition guy that you may have heard about, or, if you’re like us, that you may have as a work colleague or friend or family member. He’s the fit, handsome guy who is obviously into both cardio and weight training. He’s the nutrition and exercise science major who looks way younger than 32, who works full time at a very demanding job (this one), who helps his wife raise three young kids and who still finds the time to work out four times a week. When it comes to health and wellness, he is high on this program in particular.

Whew. That’s a lot. But, best of all, Brian is always smiling, always positive, always nice, always ready to solve the problem at hand, to pitch in, to get the job done. Our clients love that about Brian. So do we.


Tim Richardson

Founder & CEO

Tim Richardson

Founder & CEO


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When not working, Tim would rather be listening to Krista Tippett, or reading The Economist, or watching soccer, or fishing, or spending time here or here. Tim started out wanting to be an English professor. He got his Master’s at UGA and damn near finished his PhD in English at Vandy. But life had other plans for him, as so often happens, and Tim decided to figure out how to become a business guy instead. He was lucky to find some good mentors, and good opportunities. One thing led to another. School tuitions and mortgages got paid. Along the way, a funny thing happened. He discovered that he was pretty good at this business thing, and that he liked it. If plied with enough good bourbon, he might try to convince you of his opinion that Walt Whitman and James Dickey should be required reading for all business majors and budding entrepreneurs in college today. Tim is eager to connect with business people who are straightforward, fair-minded and committed to making a positive difference in the world. Sound like you?


Tim Harms

Managing Director

Tim Harms

Managing Director


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When not working, Tim would rather be making his own beer, or working on the house, or starting a new church, or listening to this, or visiting here or here. His wife would rather that he spend more time focused on this. But, hey, no one’s perfect.

Tim is that guy you know who excelled at school and got a great job and excelled at that for three years and got married early and excelled at that and then surprised you by leaping off the sure-thing partner track at a major global firm to take a leadership role in a small company. Don’t know a guy like that? Now you do.

He will get all of the work done, as promised. He will do it with ease and grace. And at a high level. We suggest that you give Tim crap so that he doesn’t take himself too seriously. That’s what we do.


Heather Neisen

Healthcare Practice Leader

Heather Neisen

Healthcare Practice Leader


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When not working, Heather likes to help her husband memorize Hamilton rap battles and dance with one, or both, of her sweet daughters. She has run this full marathon and this one, too. If it’s growing season, you can find Heather out in her backyard garden growing veggies, herbs, and yelling at the birds to get away from the flower sprouts

She was born in the North, grew up in the South, but is a Midwesterner at heart (Rockchalk!) Heather began her career in higher education, then pivoted to the business world and dove deep into human resources and administration functions of business. Relationships are central to every role she has taken on, and here at Enliven, she’s the one who makes sure your experience working with us exceeds your expectations.

After three very full years as our Director of Account Services, Heather was promoted to Healthcare Practice Leader. Hospital system executives can’t get enough of her, and it become obvious to the rest of us at Enliven that Heather has exactly the right combination of leadership skills, deep industry knowledge and business acumen to lead our flagship practice area.

Heather is caring and energetic and believes in earning your respect through hard work and staying true to her word. She also deserves an honorary degree in Googling. She believes that if you know the end goal, there are limitless resources to tap into to achieve success. All that said, she’s still not quite sure how or why her dog manages to have an instagram account.


Martin Strobel

Aviation Practice Leader

Martin Strobel

Aviation Practice Leader


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When not working, Martin would rather be hosting a movie-in-the-park party with his wife and three little girls and boy, or attending a Predators game, or listening to this, or hiking here or visiting here.

You don’t know Martin yet, but, when you do, he’ll be the primary guy you describe as “having a mischievous grin.” If you ever have the occasion to use the word “puckish,” Martin will be the new guy that comes to mind when you do. In the same way that Mark Twain did back in his day, or that Seth Godin and Malcolm Gladwell do now, Martin always impresses with both his prescience and his wit, and with his wisdom and counsel. This is especially true when the stakes are high, and even more so when, after hours, cigars and spirits are involved.

Finally, if you have a few hours to kill, ask him about his foster kids. You’ll get an earful about them and the system that serves them … if you think a doing a beverage deal is complex, try advocating for foster kids. He does both really well.


Kim Killen

Financial Manager

Kim Killen

Financial Manager


View LinkedIn >

When not working, Kim would rather be doing anything with her granddaughter Mia, or boating with friends on Old Hickory Lake, or spinning at the gym, or attempting to master her new fitness class, or spending time here.

Kim supports our clients in a hundred different ways, but, mostly, she makes sure that whatever funds are supposed to flow into our clients actually flows into them. This is no small task when dealing with the complicated contractual terms, schedules and rebate formulas that make up most of the partnerships that we help establish, manage and audit for our hospital clients.

If you appreciate it when serious matters having to do with money are handled in a clear and precise way, you’ll really appreciate Kim.


Rob Waid

Foodservice Practice Leader

Rob Waid

Foodservice Practice Leader


View LinkedIn >

When not working, Rob would rather be watching the NFL Network or listening to the Sin of Our Fathers podcast or reading a book by Patrick Lencioni or John Ortberg. He enjoys traveling to places like this, this and this.

Before joining Enliven, Rob spent thirty years working at PepsiCo, moving up through a series of jobs with ever increasing responsibilities at both large Pepsi bottling organizations in the Midwest and at PepsiCo corporate headquarters in New York, all the way up to VP Foodservice Sales for PepsiCo. He most recently led and managed 155 people at PepsiCo, and he personally negotiated partnerships with major properties and brands like the Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Clinic, Kansas University, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and the State of Illinois.

Because he comes across as laid back when you first meet him, most people don’t realize that Rob is probably the most competitive person they’ll ever meet. We don’t always know who or what Rob is competing against, but rest assured that he’s competing, always. He won’t tell us, for example, why he’s seen the Broadway shows Jersey Boys twenty-two times and Hamilton seven times. But he has. We suspect that it has something to do with his old high school classmate, Bill, who just this summer bragged about seeing Jersey Boys twenty-one times and Hamilton six times . . .

Rob works out every day, sometimes twice a day, which explains why he’s so thin and fit despite his love of great Italian food and wine.


Monica Harris

Senior Account Executive, Healthcare

Monica Harris

Senior Account Executive, Healthcare


View LinkedIn >

When not working, Monica would rather be spending time with her husband and dog, or relaxing here, exploring here, or working out here.

Monica has always added an artistic flair to everything she does. When she was young, she loved keeping her hands busy (summer art camps, private drawing and painting lessons, pottery classes, and learning to sew from her mother). After earning her bachelor’s degree in Design Communications, she pursued the start-up of a women’s clothing line. She quickly realized that she loved the interaction with clients and the importance of building relationships. When her business partner headed to NYC, Monica shifted gears to explore graphic design and branding. Although you can see some of her work on buildings or printed materials around Nashville, she wanted her main focus to be on client relationships.

Monica Is organized, detailed oriented, and ready to get any task done. She believes that every job should be done effectively and thoroughly. Building and maintaining relationships is key to her role. You’ll get to experience the creative energy she brings to the job.


Michael Kuhn

Director of Account Services

Michael Kuhn

Director of Account Services


View LinkedIn >

When not working, Michael would rather be producing this amazing podcast on the Cleveland Browns that he makes with his two brothers. We all know people who have great ideas about podcasts that they’re planning to make, but who actually does it? Michael does.

When not producing his podcast, Michael enjoys disc golf, cornhole, woodworking, and just about any board game. He enjoys spending time here, here, here and here. We’re surprised that he finds time to do anything but love on his four young children Emma, Luke, Maddie and Lainey.

Before joining Enliven, Michael ran his own boutique sports marketing firm, Ezer Sports. Prior to that, for six years, he held various roles at the PGA Tour, where he was responsible for negotiating and managing Title Sponsor and Official Marketing Partner relationships with major corporations and brands like AT&T, BMW and Rolex.

His wife Megan assures us that Michael actually does sleep every day, but we see no evidence of that.


Adam Savitz

Director of Data & Analytics

Adam Savitz

Director of Data & Analytics


View LinkedIn >

When not working, Adam would rather be playing ping pong or chess, or attending this or this

All of our clients benefit from Adam’s obsession with data, eagerness to master every kind of analytical modeling known to man and impeccable attention to detail. If you have always wondered what people mean when they describe someone as a “true excel guru,” just spend more time with Adam.

Full disclosure: we think Adam might be a secret agent of some kind. He’s super nice, very smart and very normal-seeming. But his binge shows of choice (this and this) and the occasional eyebrow-raising observation he makes during casual conversations reveal a counter-cultural bent and a comfort level with danger that don’t quite mesh with his clean-cut image.

Adam was born in Wyoming but grew up in Brentwood, TN. He earned his bachelor’s in accounting and MBA in finance from Belmont University. He claims no knowledge of martial arts, but neither does this guy.


Brian Bergeron

Account Executive, Business Development

Brian Bergeron

Account Executive, Business Development


View LinkedIn >

When not working, Brian would rather be playing with his kids Caroline, Piper and Tripp, or working out, or listening to this, or watching this or visiting here or here.

Brian is the real deal fitness and nutrition guy that you may have heard about, or, if you’re like us, that you may have as a work colleague or friend or family member. He’s the fit, handsome guy who is obviously into both cardio and weight training. He’s the nutrition and exercise science major who looks way younger than 32, who works full time at a very demanding job (this one), who helps his wife raise three young kids and who still finds the time to work out four times a week. When it comes to health and wellness, he is high on this program in particular.

Whew. That’s a lot. But, best of all, Brian is always smiling, always positive, always nice, always ready to solve the problem at hand, to pitch in, to get the job done. Our clients love that about Brian. So do we.

We Don't Want Your Money

We want to dramatically increase how much money you make - or save - with respect to beverages. And then we want to take a small percentage of that new money that we earned for you. That’s our pay-for-performance model. It ensures that our incentives are aligned. It's why our clients think of us as a true strategic business partner and not just a vendor.

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We Don't Want Your Money

We want to dramatically increase how much money you make - or save - with respect to beverages. And then we want to take a small percentage of that new money that we earned for you. That’s our pay-for-performance model. It ensures that our incentives are aligned. It's why our clients think of us as a true strategic business partner and not just a vendor.

Let's Start a Conversation