I have worked with Tim in a number of capacities through the years (as a peer at a company and then later on as a consultant). He is a rare breed of consultant, cutting to the heart of the matter and executing without the need for micro-management. Tim's breadth and depth of knowledge around the development and commercialization of medical devices is world-class. He is one of the few individuals I have met who has the ability to execute at the strategic level (bringing processes, frameworks, consistency, and measurability to the typical chaos of long-term product development) and down to the tactical level (detailed product launch and continued care and feeding during the product life-cycle). Working with Tim is like hiring a team of experienced professionals. He always adds value above and beyond whatever you initially bring to him. I have continued to reach out to him through the years for my toughest problems and I have yet to be disappointed. I highly recommend Tim for projects big and small.
Tim and I met when we were in Baxter’s Infusion Systems group. I was always impressed with the approach he took in solving critical marketing problems, from entering new markets to designing new products. Tim’s skills were on full display when he led the effort to create a service product around the implementation process for our Wireless and Integrated Infusion Pumps. Tim’s approach is to select a process or method that is easily followed, collect VOC and then work the problem. His solutions are always integrated across the necessary departments, functions or geographies. But where Tim shines is in mentoring marketing talent! I experienced this first hand at Medline when I brought him in to support the development of an emerging division (Medline Corius) that was surgeon focused. He didn’t just give us a solution, but instead, walked the team through the process using templates and methods that he has adapted over his 30+ year career. Working collaboratively, Tim helped us to a great strategic plan that we all owned. Every marketing issue that came up he provided a framework that we could adapt and use to provide clarity and a pathway to a solution. Tim’s support was invaluable and helped me build a stronger team.
Tim Walker's passion for and knowledge of marketing and business development enables companies of all sizes and stages of development to maximize their chances of achieving aggressive business goals. Tim's typical approach is to leverage external data and internal resources to assess opportunity magnitude and establish a sensible timeframe for accomplishment. With that base of knowledge in place, Tim then pursues timely, decisive and logical steps to accomplish business objectives. Tim's leadership style welcomes input yet maintains a palpable pace to ensure a balance between deliberate thought and timely, decisive action. He gives clear direction. He champions the accomplishments of his team as a whole and its individual members. His relationship building with key stakeholders further informs insightful action and speaks to the credibility and faith objective-oriented people attribute to him. As one can see from his profile, Tim's business experience is rich and colorful. He is also a hard-working family man. Any individual and/or team looking to benefit from these attributes could do little better than to connect with Tim Walker and bring him aboard.
Few people have the opportunity to work with and learn from a recognized industry expert like Tim Walker during their careers. I am privileged to have been personally mentored by Tim at a start-up medical device company during the launch of our flagship product last year. Tim’s extensive knowledge and contagious passion for standout medical device marketing have been instrumental to the success of our company and to my own professional development in the medical device industry. His insights enabled us to quickly develop an effective value proposition for our customers, craft unique and consistent product messaging, and launch our product using a results-driven commercialization strategy. His leadership style is collaborative yet decisive, giving clear direction and feedback at every turn to motivate and encourage bold, objective-oriented action. He encourages a thoughtful, logical approach to planning while balancing the need for timely delivery of results. Tim’s vibrant, approachable personality and effective communication skills make him an ideal mentor and leader in any environment. His passion for teaching is evident, and he personally invests in every project he takes on. He will challenge you to push the boundaries and think outside of the box at every turn. No matter what size or stage of development your company is in, Tim will be a definitive asset to your company. He is a joy to work with and will exceed every expectation. He has received my highest respect, and I am confident that if you bring him aboard, he’ll earn yours too.
Tim is unquestionably the best marketer I've ever worked with. He has both breadth and depth of experience and expertise ranging from strategic analysis of markets to tactical implementation of campaigns, and he is able to educate a team of marketers to higher levels of performance. Tim maintains an open critical approach to adopting new marketing tools and processes, and he both gives and accepts thoughtful feedback. I value the time I've worked with Tim and recommend him to anyone seeking a marketing leader who can make things happen.
Tim is one of the most knowledgeable marketing professionals that I have worked with in the Medical Device Industry. Tim worked with our start-up and was instrumental in developing our messaging. He is a team player and his knowledge across many subject matters was extremely important in our small company to improve and change our materials. Tim not only was constantly challenging us to improve but, was also rolling up his sleeves to implement. His work is excellent and because of his industry knowledge, he was able to implement his ideas quickly and follow our regulatory process. Tim quite simply is an asset to any team and any business.