Tim McEneny

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Tim McEneny was Chairman and CEO of PurchasingNet, Inc. in Red Bank, New Jersey until 2010. He is considered a pioneer and innovator of automated procurement and accounts payable systems. He co-founded American Tech, in 1983 (renamed PurchasingNet, Inc. in 1998), and created the first PC-based automated purchasing system named P.O. Writer Plus. He later went on to develop the first Web-based software and later a complete Procure to Pay solution named PNet.


In 2011, he authored "Unlocking Your Entrepreneurial Potential: Marketing, Money, and Management Strategies for the Self-Funded Entrepreneur". The book has already won the iUniverse Editor's Choice Award and Rising Star Award based on pre-publication reviews. The book became available in September, 2011 and can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iUniverse . He also writes a weekly blog analyzing the entrepreneurs appearing on the Shark Tank TV show.

Early years

McEneny was born in New York City, New York August 23, 1948 and was raised in Pelham, New York.


McEneny attended Pelham Memorial High School where he was captain of the basketball and soccer teams.

McEneny graduated from Lehigh University in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. He was inducted into Alpha Phi Mu, the industrial Engineering Honor Society. He was a member of Theta Delta Chi fraternity.

Early career highlights

Prior to founding PurchasingNet, Inc., McEneny worked as a Manager and Supply Chain practitioner at IBM, Singer Corporation, and Sara Lee between 1970 and 1981.

Publications & awards

McEneny also authored “Up the Manufacturing Organization: The Modern Materials Manager’s Guide to Survival" in 1981. He authored a chapter in the “eBusiness Handbook” in 2000 and was featured in Chuck Martin's bestselling book, "Net Future".

McEneny has been named a Pro-to-Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine in 2005, 2007, 2008, and 2009.


McEneny is married to Laurene Fielder, has two children, Timothy Jr., 46, and Erika, 28, and lives in the West Palm Beach, Florida area. His brother, Tom McEneny, was a three-time Emmy winner and editor of the CBS Evening News and 60 Minutes.

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