Tim Hicks, business consultant

An MBA in finance and operations, plus an engineering background and 35 years of diverse and challenging management experience, give 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.


My career is in manufacturing, engineering and business development; I have been fortunate to gain a wide variety of business experience. I have worked in sales and BD for a Fortune 500 company and several smaller ones.  I started and ran FlowWorks, a web-based data management company that grew 100% a year for 4 years. I was Director of Strategic Development of Trim Systems, a Tier 1 supplier to the heavy-duty trucking industry. I have also held the 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


Seattle University Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center – Mentor / Coach, 2014 – present.

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.