Tim O’Connell

Providing CFO services and Business Transition Services in Chicago, IL and surrounding areas

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Tim O'Connell

LaGrange Park, IL CFO

29 Years of Experience

Direct Contact

timoconnell@b2bcfo.com

312-909-4265

Universities:

University of Notre Dame

Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, MBA

Certificates & Licenses:

CPA (Inactive)

Organizations:

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Financial Executive Networking Group (FENG)

Turnaround Management Association (TMA)

Alliance of M&A Advisors (AM&AA)

Contact Tim O’Connell and receive a free Discovery Analysis™

  • A confidential meeting with the business owner(s), then interview company staff.
  • Look at the company’s financial information and computer systems.
  • Benchmark financial information against industry averages.
  • Create a confidential report of our findings in The Strategy Gameplan™







Tim’s Bio

Tim is a trusted financial executive and business partner with over twenty five years of experience, holding CFO positions in the financial management, private equity, investing, healthcare, insurance and the benefit consulting industries. A Certified Public Accountant with high integrity, proven leadership and excellent communications skills, Tim is an expert in transaction advisory services including buying and selling businesses. He maintains the necessary level-headed demeanor throughout all aspects of the transaction process, yet also possesses the aggressiveness and competitiveness to get the transaction closed. Tim has experience in communicating and negotiating with all transaction stakeholders and their respective advisors including private equity firms, traditional funding institutions, lawyers and accountants. He also has extensive experience in executing turn-around plans to reduce expense and improve overall profitability.

He has a successful track record of working with executive and management teams to develop strategic and operating financial plans, and developing key financial metric reporting to assure that profit expectations are met or exceeded.

Tim has proven leadership skills. He is able to identify strengths and weakness of staff, assess career development needs, and improve individual and organizational performance. Tim's strong interpersonal skills keep him engaged with all levels of management and the external business community including financial institutions, vendors and external auditors.

As a B2B CFO® Partner, Tim is able to draw upon the expertise of other B2B CFO® Partners across the country with broad industry experience. In addition to his Partner network, Tim has an active personal network of CPA's, attorneys, bankers, investment bankers, insurance agents, personal financial planners and other advisors which allow him to effectively handle relationships with all stakeholders of an organization. This network is a significant asset in providing value to the businesses that utilize Tim's services.

Tim earned his Bachelors in Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame and his MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. Tim and his wife live in the west suburbs of Chicago and have 4 children.

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Recent Articles

May 22Tim O'Connell

Applying Wisdom in Business – The Four Agreements

May 22Tim O'Connell

I recently finished reading The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.  It is a practical look at finding personal freedom that reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless worry and stress in our lives.   A New York Times best seller for 8 years, it is not generally considered to be a “business” book.  However, after reading, I couldn’t help but think of the benefits that could be leveraged by applying the same principles

Nov 4Tim O'Connell

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Names B2B CFO Among Nation’s Top 100 Small Businesses at the 2015 Small Business Summit

Nov 4Tim O'Connell

U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NAMES B2B CFO AMONG NATION’S TOP 100 SMALL BUSINESSES AT THE 2015 SMALL BUSINESS SUMMIT    B2B CFO’s Founder Jerry L. Mills brings top concerns of Small Business Owners and discusses Free Enterprise with members of Congress and Press   MESA, Ariz. [July 7, 2015] –    B2B CFO, the nation’s largest CFO and Exit Strategies firm for growth-oriented, privately held companies, was honored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with the prestigious  Blue Ribbon Award.  Selected