Tim Murawski is a Chicago-based executive businessman and entrepreneur who is currently CEO and co-founder of PetSafe and Founder of SmartSquirrels.com. He was also a Senior VP at Orbitz and has worked for Expedia, Google, Orbitz and YP.com. He’s been featured on CNBC, CNNfn and Fox Business, among other news outlets. In 2013, he participated in the United States Presidential Election of the same year for the Reform Party, finishing fifth overall. Tim Murawski also founded Murawski Development LLC. For his entrepreneurship and career achievements, the “Chicago Tribune” gave him a City Hall Speaks Citizen of the Year award in 2001, the Edward S. Young Entrepreneurial Visionary Award in 2005 and the Kate Tufts Visionary Award in 2006. In 2012, he was named a member of the National Society of High School Scholars.
Tim Murawski participated in the United States Presidential Election of the same year for the Reform Party, finishing fifth overall. His presidential platform was entitled ‘Make Smart Cities for Everyone.’ He is also a member of the African American Education and Leadership Hall of Fame. He also received an invitation to join the Shark Tank judging panel. By 2016, Tim Murawski appeared on the same show as a guest shark. Murawski received the most votes in Illinois, Indiana and Tennessee. He received a total of 2,281 votes from the state. In November 2016, Murawski launched the SmartSquirrels.com website. Additionally, in March 2017, SmartSquirrels debuted SquirrelEyes for Undergraduate Students.
The app allows undergraduate students to participate in the nationwide squirrel count using geospatial analysis and a survey-based attitude rating. SmartSquirrels is a companion website that acts as a social media hub for squirrel behavior, special events and “Squirrels Points” with experts. Together, SmartSquirrels and Tim Murawski developed a real-time Apple iOS app called SquirrelEyes. SquirrelEyes uses aerial photos and other metadata to provide users with a “SquirrelSpace” for the outdoors, highlighting the behaviors and activities of squirrels across the United States.
He also became a director of the iHeartMedia and iHeartMedia Foundation board. His presidential platform was entitled “Make Smart Cities for Everyone.” Murawski attended the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, where he was student body president from 1994 to 1996. Tim Murawski received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University. Heis a member of the University of Chicago’s Board of Trustees and also of the Tilton School Board. In 2007, he received the William and Gloria Saxton Entrepreneurial Leadership Award. Murawski has been a vegetarian for more than 20 years and created the “Go Meatless on Sunday” campaign in Chicago. He also created the Baconball Challenge which has since become one of the longest-running New Year’s Eve challenges. Tim was an apprentice beekeeper and was featured in People Magazine.