Banking & Commercial Finance Vice President

Tim Knight, CPC

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About Tim Knight, CPC

Tim is the Vice President and Senior Managing Partner with ThinkingAhead where he is responsible for operations, training and recruiting for the firm. He also leads the partner group that heads up the firm’s Commercial Banking and Commercial Finance, Legal, Life Sciences and Security/Physical infrastructure search practices.

In 2022, Tim begins his twenty-sixth year in executive search. Prior to joining ThinkingAhead, he was with Southwestern Advantage as a District Sales Manager recruiting and training salespeople. Including his college summers, Tim has been with Southwestern Family of Companies for thirty-five years. Since joining the firm in 1997, he has personally filled over 450 engagements for clients and his teams over 2300 engagements filled. Tim is the all-team leader in personal production for ThinkingAhead.

Tim maintains an active portfolio of client companies in the sponsor finance, commercial finance, turnaround/restructuring and legal market. He is a Certified Personnel Consultant, a board member of the Secured Finance Network, a member of the Turnaround Management Association and a past member of the Pinnacle Society, a national roundtable of many of the top recruiters in the country based on production. Tim is often asked to speak at association and recruiting industry events around the country.

He lives in Brentwood, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville and is active in his local community and church. He is the past president of the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity in Williamson County. He is a longtime volunteer for Junior Achievement and past chairman of the United Way campaign for Southwestern. Tim is married to his wife, Deborah. They have two daughters and have been enjoying being “empty nesters” for the last three years. He is an above-average runner and avid golfer!

Asset-Based Lending
Cash Flow Lending
Turnaround/Restructuring Consultants
Corporate & Investment Banking
General Counsel and Legal
Skill Sets
Executive Level Leadership
Senior Lending Officers/Team Leaders
Area Executives/Presidents
Portfolio Management/Credit/Underwriting
Middle to Senior Level Sales Management
Business Development Officers
Relationship Managers
Compliance Directors
Operational Risk Officers