L. Timothy Portwood

L. Timothy Portwood

Of Counsel


San Francisco, California


Stanford University, A.B., Duke University, J.D.

Tim’s consulting career with Marts & Lundy began in 2008 following a 21-year career in Stanford University’s Office of Development. In 2009, Stanford asked him to return to serve as Vice President for Development at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. During this time, he continued with Marts & Lundy as an Of Counsel member of the firm. He re-joined Marts & Lundy as a full-time consultant in July 2011 and moved to Of Counsel in January 2019.

Tim began his development career in foundation and corporate relations during Stanford’s Centennial Campaign, the nation’s first $1 billion campaign. He later led the corporate and foundation program in the School of Engineering and served as a major gift officer in the central development office before joining the management team as Director of University Campaigns in 1998, becoming Assistant Vice President in 2004. He served as chief architect and campaign director for Stanford’s two most recent campaigns – the $1.1 billion Campaign for Undergraduate Education and the $6.2 billion Stanford Challenge. From 2009 to 2011, Tim successfully led the effort to raise the funds required to build The New Stanford Hospital and related projects, which began early phase construction in 2011.

Prior to his career at Stanford, Tim practiced law in San Francisco for 8 years, including 6 years as in-house counsel with Bechtel Corporation.

Tim currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Sonoma Land Trust and on the Science and Technology Policy Fellows Advisory Committee of the California Council on Science and Technology.  He previously served as a member of the Marts & Lundy Board of Directors.

  • California Institute of Technology
  • Carnegie Institution for Science, DC
  • Columbia University, NY
  • Columbia University Medical Center, NY
  • Lehigh University, PA
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Punahou School, HI
  • Smithsonian Institution, DC
  • Southern Methodist University, TX
  • Stanford University, CA
  • Stanford Hospital & Clinics, CA
  • The National Academies, DC
  • Tulane University, LA
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of Notre Dame, IN
  • World Wildlife Fund, DC
  • Yale University, CT