Tim McConnell

613-836-4648 (Ottawa) and 212-847-9551 (New York)

Tim McConnell is a consultant with Grahall, LLC, specializing in Organization Analysis and Design. Tim is also Managing Partner of McConnell Consulting Inc. – a boutique management consulting firm specializing in Organization Design challenges. The firm has offices in both Ottawa and New York.

Prior to his work at Grahall and McConnell HRC, Tim was a Partner with the Sierra Systems Group. There he led a team providing strategic Human Resources planning and consulting solutions on large Information Technology and Systems projects across North America. Tim has also worked as a Manager and Senior Consultant with the Coopers & Lybrand Consulting Group (now part of PwC) specializing in Compensation.

Tim was an adjunct professor in the Advanced Program in HR Management (APHRM) at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto for several years. He is also a former sessional lecturer at Carleton University, teaching HR Management in the graduate School of Public Administration.  He is a seasoned public speaker and the published author of several articles on HR management, Succession Planning, Compensation and Organization Design. He is the author of The NPO Dilemma – HR and Organizational Challenges in Non-Profit Organizations, published in New York in 2012.

Tim is a past-President of the Ottawa Human Resources Professionals Association (OHRPA) and a past-President of the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (HRPAO).  He currently sits on the Board of Directors of SHRM New York (HRNY).

Tim holds a Diplôme d’études collégiales (DEC) from Vanier College, a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from McGill University, and a Masters degree in Public Administration from Carleton University. He has earned professional designations in HR in both Canada (CHRP) and the United States (SPHR). He is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and recently earned the Human Capital Strategist (HCS) certification from the Human Capital Institute (HCI) in Washington, D.C. Tim has studied Organizational Analysis and Design at DePaul University in Chicago.

Tim McConnell advises clients on organizational structures, process efficiencies and profitability.  His expertise in the proper alignment of company structures and business functions to strategic priorities has proven an excellent driver of streamlined processes and cost reduction. His organizational design methodology is ‘industry-neutral’; it was developed to apply to every type of organization in every sector.

He believes in pragmatic solutions that are relevant within the mandate and culture of clients, rather than simply cookie-cutter textbook recommendations.  A value-added differentiator of McConnell’s approach is that he not only looks at organizational models on paper, he also fully considers the influence of employees on the structure, as well as the ‘people impact and costs’ of any changes, especially during M&A’s.

Services include: Organization Right-Sizing Analysis, Position and Team Responsibility Analysis, Organizational Structure Design, and the Review and Improvement of Organization Processes.