founder and principal of the Consulting
Garage, is a former senior executive with
a wide range of expertise and an impressive
management track record. Highly skilled
in collaborative management with a focus
on strategic planning, Tim is a leader
with a successful history of improving
day-to-day operations as well as directing
enterprise-level initiatives. Tim has
helped his employers save millions of
dollars, and he will do the same for you.
In addition to work experience from the
retail floor to the corporate boardroom,
Tim has an MA in organizational management
and has attended programs on business
strategy and supply chain management at
Harvard Business School, MIT/Sloan School
of Management, Saint Louis University/John
Cook School of Business, and the University
of Texas at Austin. Tim also regularly
attends seminars and webinars to keep
current on the most interesting and impactful
business and technology developments.
Tim's vision of the Consulting Garage
as a no-nonsense, no frills, highly focused,
practical, hands-on consulting service
grew from his own experiences (both positive
and negative) in dealing with consultants
over the years. Having worked with all
consulting types, from the corporate megaliths
to the boutique specialists, Tim has taken
the best approaches and distilled them
into the simple essence of listen, learn,
To read more about the vision of the Consulting
Garage, please click here to view the
Garage Q&A. For more details about
Tim's professional experience, you may
here to see his CV (resume).
"Tim was a great choice for us, and lent
real value and integrity to the assignment.
Tim's analytic skills and articulation
of the opportunity for savings and improvement
was spot on. I'd hire him for another
assignment without question and recommend
him without hesitation."
Michael Jacobs, President
and CEO, Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
"Tim Cooper has been a key to our success
by giving very strategic and precise financial
feedback on our business model. His discipline
and his focus on developing key objectives
has been crucial in the growth and profitability
of our business."
Phil Alexander, CEO
and Founder, Entertainment Marketing Group
"Tim Cooper has an uncanny ability to get to the heart of business problems."
Fran Toolan, President,
"Tim Cooper is a valuable, results-driven
performer, a remarkable resource in understanding
customer needs and business opportunities."
Dan Farley, President and Publisher, Henry
Holt & Company
"A fabulous executive. He thinks strategically...
I would enthusiastically recommend Tim."
Mike Shatzkin, Founder
and CEO, The Idea Logical Company, Inc.
"Tim is a creative results-oriented professional.
He brought many new ideas to improve efficiency
and drive synergies in a diverse operating
Mike Allsup, former
Senior Vice President, Operations and
CIO, Harcourt Education Group
"Tim Cooper is a brilliant corporate strategist
and crystal-clear executive "big picture"
Deborah Warren, Founder
and President, East/West Agency
"Tim proved to be an ideal business partner
during the course of a complex project.
In particular, I was impressed with his
ability to keep the project on track,
respond to opportunities as they came
up, and steer the team towards a highly
satisfactory end result."
Ted Hill, President,
"Tim has mastered the art of thinking
systemically while simultaneously mining
significant data from the detail. He has
a big picture mind intrigued by detail
- a rare find!"
Terry Rossell, former Vice President of
Human Resources, Harcourt Trade Publishers
"Tim brings leadership, creativity, and
the discipline of understanding that new
ideas and new processes must have solid
John Conley, Vice President of Publishing,
"Tim has an ability to simplify the most
complicated concepts. This makes him a
great problem solver and exactly the co-worker
you would like on your team as you work
to fix something, or better yet, create
something to take your company to the
Jen Haller, Vice President and Associate
Publisher, Penguin Books for Young Readers
"I can heartily acclaim (Tim's) rare talent
for seeing and shaping business goals-and
for implementing smart, bold plans to
meet or surpass those goals. He works
well with... and inspires others to get
the job done efficiently."
Robin Cruise, Publisher,
Juvenile Group at Becker & Mayer
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