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O’Keefe Hires Tim Thompson as Managing Director

O’Keefe Hires Tim Thompson as Managing Director

November 4, 2016

Tim Thompson has joined the firm as the Managing Director of the Grand Rapids office. Thompson has 15 years of consulting, project management, and M&A advisory experience focusing on performance improvement and post-merger integration in a variety of industries including publishing, media, engineering, construction and telecommunications.

Prior to joining O’Keefe, Thompson was a Managing Director with FTI Consulting where he specialized in organization-wide performance improvement, process re-design, operational cost reduction and back office optimization. Additionally, he led projects in due diligence and integration advisory for the Technology, Media and Telecom practice as well as numerous operational and organizational re-design implementations acting as program manager.  He holds a PMP certification from the Project Management Institute.

Prior to joining FTI, Thompson worked for AECOM Technologies where he was a member of the corporate M&A team.  Over the course of five years, Thompson was involved in over 20 deals from strategic development to post-merger integration. His primary role as part of the M&A team was as a program manager for post-merger integration. His duties included managing and implementing strategic and operational goals, mitigating core revenue and cost risks, and focusing on change management throughout the new organization. He has experience leading M&A engagements ranging from $5 million to $1 billion in revenue.

Prior to his role with AECOM, Thompson held a business analyst role with Qwest Communications (now Centurylink) where he assisted in the management of a $1 billion-plus  capital budget, developed tools to optimize new technology roll-outs, and supported cost control efforts across a 14 state region.

Mr. Thompson earned his M.B.A. from University of Colorado – Leeds School of Business with emphasis in real estate and finance and his B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.