Tim Barton

Managing Partner


As Founder and Managing Partner of Barton Executive Search, Tim Barton has over 30 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 WhiteWave Foods, Kellogg’s, Amplify Snack Brands, Blue Buffalo, Warner Bros, Hershey, Kinder’s, Simple Mills, Nintendo, Newman's Own and Bridgestone. BES also has an extensive list of emerging companies and PE-backed companies who rely on them for senior leadership talent. 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 long-term search partnerships 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 recently completed an eleven-year term on the Advisory Board for Breakthrough Atlanta, a non-profit organization with a unique dual mission to increase the academic opportunity for highly motivated, underserved students, putting them on the trajectory for successful college careers, and inspiring and developing the next generation of teachers and educational leaders.


Tim received a Bachelor of Science from Bryant University in 1985.




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