Tim DeSoto


Tim DeSoto is a Senior Director of the Strategy & Business Development Group at Barnes & Noble. A veteran of business development and digital media with experience on both the publisher and platform sides of the business, Mr. DeSoto truly enjoys being at the intersection of content, technology and innovation. Prior to joining Barnes & Noble in 2010, Mr. DeSoto spent eight years working on business development and content distribution at Dow Jones & Company.


Mr. DeSoto is a former scholar and current member of the Board of Directors of the Be A Leader Foundation (BALF), which serves as an incubator to develop college bound, focused and prepared students. BALF has programs that build self-esteem, leadership skills, promote higher education and mentors students through the stages of their educational and career development. Through BALF, Mr. DeSoto has been given the opportunity to support the development of several Sponsors for Educational Opportunity and Hispanic Business Student Association members. While living in Arizona, Mr. DeSoto served on the Board of Directors of the Hispanic Business Alumni at Arizona State University.


Mr. DeSoto received his M.B.A. from NYU Stern School of Business and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Certificate in International Business from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.


Born in Yuma, Arizona and raised in the Southwest, Mr. DeSoto currently resides in New York City.

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