Timothy Hicks

TSHicks Small Business Coach
An MBA in finance and operations, combined with an engineering background and 30 years of diverse and challenging management experience, gives me good insight into how businesses work best. As a small business coach, I have some well-practiced strategies to help owners and managers move their business in a profitable direction.


I have been a business consultant and small business coach for over 15 years. I began my consulting practice in June of 1999 after an executive career in manufacturing and engineering. During that career, I was fortunate to gain a wide range of experience. My most recent salaried position was CEO of FlowWorks, a web-based data management company I founded and grew 100% a year for 4 years. Prior to that I was Director of Strategic Development of Trim Systems, a Tier 1 supplier to the heavy-duty truck manufacturers with $180 million annual sales, (8) manufacturing facilities and (1300) employees. Previous experience includes positions of Engineering Manager, Product Development Manager, Project Manager and Project Engineer with Northwest firms.


Master’s in Business Administration (Finance & Operations)
–  Seattle University, 1997

Certificate in Total Quality Management
–  Quest Institute, 1996

Bachelor’s of Applied Science (Mechanical Engineering)
–  University of British Columbia, 1983


Swedish Medical Center, Cherry Hill Campus, Citizen’s Advisory Committee – Chair 2006 – 2010.
St. Therese Parish, Finance Council – member 1998 – 2006.


Family – I am the father of two magnificent young adults who are making their way in the world.
Interests – Politics and economics, boating, outdoor recreation, and building businesses.

Please see my LinkedIn profile for additional details: www.linkedin.com/in/timothyhicks

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