BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kotter International is pleased to announce Timothy Barefield has joined the company as a Managing Director, deepening the firm’s commitment to providing world class service and solutions to new and existing clients. Mr. Barefield will be responsible for accelerating business growth and developing deep relationships with executive clients. He will be based in Westchester, New York.
Mr. Barefield is an accomplished leader who brings more than 20 years of experience in leading change, cultivating strategic partnerships and delivering business growth.
“Our firm helps organizations overcome the barriers they encounter in leading complex change. Timothy shares our vision and brings with him a strong track record,” said Rick Western, CEO of Kotter International. “Our rich history and reputation as the authority on leadership and change has attracted top talent, like Timothy, to help our clients achieve results they never believed possible, faster than they imagined.”
Most recently, Mr. Barefield served as Chief Operating Officer of Pershing Square Capital Management, where he played a key role in facilitating the leadership team and scaling the business. A seasoned business executive, Mr. Barefield has also served in senior roles, including CEO for GiftCertificates.com and Vice President HR for Accor Hotel Group and Swissôtel.
Mr. Barefield earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Mississippi, an MBA in Management from Rockhurst University and an M.A. from Harvard University in Organizational Behavior. He is fluent in both English and French.
Founded by the world’s foremost change expert, Dr. John Kotter, Kotter International is a consulting firm that helps organizations excel in leading complex change. The firm works in partnership with clients to establish new ways of thinking, improve collaboration, and identify and develop leaders to achieve a strategic goal quickly and sustainably.