Personal Background of DCM’s Founder & President

Timothy H. Dyer was born in Long Branch, N.J., in 1949. He began his business career in 1971 at New Bedford Five Cents Savings Bank (later renamed Compass Bank) where he entered the financial institution’s management training program. Compass became the largest bank headquartered in Southeastern Mass (“SouthCoast”) with over $1 billion in assets and an investment portfolio of nearly $250 million; and Mr. Dyer rose to the position of Senior Vice President and Community Reinvestment Officer until his retirement in 1997, after nearly 26 years.

In 1992, while still working at Compass Bank, Mr. Dyer founded this investment firm. The business incorporated under the name of Dyer Capital Management, Inc. in 1996. Mr. Dyer remains President of the firm. Dyer Capital Management is a Registered Investment Advisor.

Active in community & civic affairs, Mr. Dyer currently serves as: a member of the Board of Directors of the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce; a member (and former Chairman) of the Investment Committee of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts; a Delegate for the Inter-Church Council of Greater New Bedford; and Managing Director & Head Coach of Hockey Unlimited.

Mr. Dyer has also served as Chairman of the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce; Chairman of the Audit Committee & Vestry member for St. Gabriel’s Church; President of the New Bedford Rotary Club; Treasurer of the American Red Cross, New Bedford Chapter; Chairman of the Downtown New Bedford Steering Committee; Chairman of the Marketing and Public Affairs Committee for the Massachusetts Bankers Association; Co-Chair & Co-Founder of First Night New Bedford; Board member of the New England Bank Marketing Association; Board member of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts; volunteer and Board member of Junior Achievement; Corporator of Compass Bank; President of the Sippican Tennis Club; Co-Chair of the Finance Division of the New Bedford Whaling Museum Capital Campaign; Co-Chair for the Greater New Bedford Summerfest; a member of the Gleason Family-YMCA Board; member of Advisory Council of Jobs for Bay State Graduates; Coordinator for the Bristol County Special Olympics; and a United Way volunteer.

Education: National School of Banking of America’s Community Bankers at Fairfield University, with honors, 1982; Massachusetts School for Financial Studies, circa 1978; B.A., Washington & Lee University, 1971; Tabor Academy, 1967.