Tim has more than 20 years of communications experience, including nearly a decade as a broadcast journalist. He advises management teams and boards, developing and executing multi-stakeholder strategies for high-profile corporate, financial and crisis situations. He also supports ongoing investor and media relations, and has coached more than 100 executives through media and presentation training. His expertise includes:
He advises clients in friendly and unsolicited M&A transactions, IPOs and SPACs. His experience includes: Syneos Health on its sale to Elliott, Patient Square and Veritas Capital; Aerojet Rocketdyne on its sale to L3Harris Technologies; Broadcom on its acquisitions of VMware, Symantec’s enterprise security business, and CA Technologies, and proposal to acquire Qualcomm; Neiman Marcus Group on its partnership with and investment by FARFETCH; CC Capital on its investments in Getty Images and Utz Brands, its acquisition of Dun & Bradstreet, and its acquisition and sale, with Blackstone, of Fidelity & Guaranty Life; Apollo on its acquisition of Athene; S&P Global on its acquisition of IHS Markit; Gannett on its sale to New Media and defense against an unsolicited proposal by MNG; Pinnacle Foods on its sale to Conagra Brands; CBS on its defense against a proposal by Viacom and related litigation with National Amusements; Honeywell on spinoffs of its Homes and Transportation Systems businesses; and VCA on its sale to Mars.
He advises private equity firms and their portfolio companies on transactions and crises, as well as ongoing profile-raising. Current clients include Aethon Energy, Apollo, Arcline, CC Capital, Cornell Capital, L Catterton, Roark Capital and ZCG.
He advises clients on unplanned leadership and Board changes, shareholder activism and short attacks, cybersecurity incidents, earnings surprises, regulatory actions and inquiries, and litigation.
Restructuring & Bankruptcy
He advises clients on both court-supervised and out-of-court restructurings. His experience includes: Avianca Holdings, Constellis, General Wireless (RadioShack), Homer City Generation, Libbey, Pier 1, Service King, Taco Bueno Restaurants and The Bon-Ton Stores.
Prior to joining Joele Frank in 2016, Tim worked at Prosek Partners and in firmwide PR and communications at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
He received an MS in finance from the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School, an MA in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a BA cum laude in history from Princeton University.