Tim Barton

Managing Partner



As Founder and Managing Partner of Barton Executive Search, Tim Barton has over 27 years of experience in the executive search industry. Under his leadership BES has become recognized as one of the industry's preeminent boutique search firms. Tim has led or overseen the strategy and execution of over 1,400 successful search assignments with industry leading companies such as Bridgestone, Welch's, Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Warner Bros., Georgia-Pacific, WhiteWave Foods, Snyder's-Lance, Nintendo, Beam Suntory, Keurig Green Mountain, USPS and Newman's Own. These clients and many others entrust Tim to deliver strategic guidance on matters such as executive coaching, organizational design, and transformation leadership. It is Tim's belief that non-fee based consulting services are an important value-added benefit that supports a long-term search partnership with clients.



Prior to founding Barton Executive Search in 1989, Tim had a successful career in sales management with Procter & Gamble.


Tim currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for Bryant University, a private university located in Smithfield, Rhode Island, with a tradition of innovation and a global vision for success and academic programs that are distinguished by an integration of business and the arts and sciences with a global perspective.  Tim also serves on the Advisory Board for Breakthrough Atlanta, non-profit organization with a unique dual mission to increase the academic opportunity for highly motivated, under served students, putting them on the trajectory for successful college careers, and inspiring and developing the next generation of teachers and educational leaders.


Tim received his B.S. in Business Administration from Bryant University.