Timothy Guess

Oakland Planning and Building Department
Oakland, CA

TIMOTHY GUESS is an experienced entrepreneur with expertise in finance and regulatory compliance and healthcare management. He is the founder and president of Golden Valley Home Care, an independently owned respite-care organization in the San Francisco Bay Area. He served as executive strategy advisor, where he helped build new ventures with the executive and administrative team. Prior to launching Golden Valley Home Care, he served as assistant vice president within audit for the global markets and corporate investment banking division at Bank of America in New York City. Prior to joining Bank of America, he worked as a financial and operational examiner for the New York Stock Exchange. Timothy holds an MBA in strategy, operations, and finance from Goizueta Business School at Emory University, where he was a Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society scholar. He also holds a BA in finance from Morehouse College.



Amidst a construction boom, Oakland is working to provide more reliable, seamless, and timely services to those seeking to build in the city. To this end, FUSE executive fellow Timothy Guess will help improve operations of the Oakland Planning and Building Department, with the ultimate goal of supporting growth while maintaining the overall character of its communities and culture. Read more