Tim Solms Vice President, US Department of Defense Microsoft
Vice President, US Department of Defense
Tim Solms is the General Manager for the Microsoft Department of Defense business where he
has worldwide responsibility for all aspects of the business supporting the US Department of
Prior to Microsoft, Tim was at VMware, where he was responsible for sales and management of
the Department of Defense business which included US Defense and NATO. Prior to VMware,
Tim was at Dell in their Federal business practice where he managed multiple teams and was
responsible for sales and solutions in the Intelligence & Homeland Security arena and the
combined Federal OCONUS, DoD Healthcare, and Joint/Defense Agencies. Before joining Dell,
Tim enjoyed a career in the United States Army as an attack aviator serving in command and
staff positions in the United States and overseas.
Tim graduated from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina with a B.S. in Business
Administration. Tim also enjoys sailing and flying and is a volunteer pilot for Angel Flight and
Veteran’s Airlift Command – an organization that flies wounded soldiers to and from home and
other activities. Tim serves on the AFCEA DC Board of Directors and currently serves on several
boards and advisory boards with start-ups in the technology space.