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Tim Barefield


Tim has spent the last 22 years in leadership positions in organizations where leading change has been a critical role. As a Managing Director at Kotter, Tim both serves as the lead relationship manager for client engagements and is actively engaged in the outbound efforts to introduce Kotter’s capabilities to prospective clients. Tim’s experiences in a variety of functional senior leadership roles (Head of B2B Sales and Marketing, Head of Human Resources, Head of Operations and CEO) across a number of industries (finance, hotels, retail food, internet, insurance brokerage and technology) has provided him with the opportunity to see and lead change efforts in a number of different industries. Tim received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla (now Missouri School of Science & Technology) in 1983, an MBA from Rockhurst University in 1987 and an A.M. in Psychology from Harvard University in 1997.

Tim is based in Westchester, New York.