Meet some of our team!
Tim Smith, CEO & Founder
Tim Smith is the founder and CEO of Polyrizon, LLC (as well as many other things), which is the World’s #1 Domain Broker, and a boutique domain acquisition & domain brokerage firm specialized in ultra-premium & high value domain names. Since 2008 Smith has personally assisted in the purchase & sale of well into the 9 figures in dollar sales of domain names for both startups and Fortune 500 companies alike.
He is also a domain Investor and pioneer in domain name valuation methodology.
The industry leader in third party escrow services, Escrow.com, has recognized Smith Rosener every year as the #1 or #2 Domain Broker in the world since 2014 when they began the award. He has also won and been nominated for many other awards, including Domain Name Hall of Fame and Domain Investor of the Year.
Smith started his career when, still in college, he co-created a small software company in East Hampton, NY in order to provide custom database solutions for small, service oriented businesses (a large pool servicing company and a large landscape architecture/design company). After several successful projects, he soon realized it wasn’t for him, so his partner and him decided to sell a solid piece of software they had developed, and both moved on.
His next venture was in the frozen seafood commodities business, primarily importing and exporting large lots of frozen scallops, shrimp & lobster. In this cutthroat business of ever changing circumstances, tight margins and high competition he thrived in sales! Smith had found his calling. Once a fishmonger, always a fishmonger as they say. He quickly became the Vice President of Sales for Omega Sea and took the company from around $10 million in sales when he started in 2003 to nearly $25 million in sales when he left in 2008. Smith exited the business because he wanted to pursue a passion which up to that point had only been a hobby…Domain Names.
For many years he had been buying domain names related to topics he was interested in with the hopes of one day having the time to develop them as businesses and find a way to monetize them. Finally, Rosener decided to make this a reality and not just with his own domains, but with anyone else who wanted to monetize their domains or sell them. Polyrizon today is the culmination of everything he was looking for as a domain investor: to provide a platform to others in the industry who likely had the same needs, particularly the desire but perhaps not the time or ability, to sell their domains to end users. “My job is to create liquidity for an illiquid asset,” he always says.
Smith is also a Bitcoin investor & an active angel investor, primarily in the consumer tech, legal cannabis & consumer products spaces.