Tim is a graduate of Mississippi State University where he received both a Bachelor of Professional Accounting and a Master of Professional Accounting.
He began his accounting career at Ernst & Young in 1988. He became a certified public accountant in 1990. During the next 3 decades, Tim worked for three of the Big 4 accounting firms: Ernst & Young, Deloitte, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He retired as a PriceWaterhouseCoopers partner in October of 2020.
During his career, Tim advised a wide variety of clients from billionaire investors and Fortune 500 companies to smaller companies. While Tim primarily worked in the energy industry, he has also worked with private equity firms, manufacturers, financial institutions, retailers, and real estate clients. His clients were structured as partnerships (both publicly traded and private), real estate investment trusts, Subchapter C corporations, and Subchapter S corporations.
Tim advised his clients on transactions such as initial public offerings, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, bankruptcies, and other liquidations. These transactions ranged from small asset acquisitions to $70 billion public company restructurings.
Tim most enjoyed working with and developing recent college graduates into successful experienced professionals. Over his career, he mentored many professionals who became Big 4 partners and others who chose different career paths as Fortune 500 company executives.
Tim became an Adjunct Professor at UHD in the Fall of 2021. He hopes to continue to mentor and develop young people in this next phase of his career. He desires to promote the value of an education, to guide students on how to develop rewarding careers, and to exemplify what it means to be a business professional.
Today, he serves as a Lecturer and faculty member of the Accounting and International Business Department with the Marilyn Davies College of Business.