Business Consultant, Corporate Benefits
As a Business Consultant specializing in Corporate Benefits with Curtis & Associates, Tim strives to provide excellent service to business clients. He works in partnership with key decision makers and their teams to shape their benefits packages and to evaluate policies in order to guide clients through important changes and decisions. Tim’s expertise spans across executive and employee benefits, health insurance and life insurance. As an individual who values building and maintaining close relationships, he has a particular fondness for small to mid-size privately held businesses who also value those relationships.
Growing up, Tim was introduced to the industry early on as his father owned a financial planning firm. He recalls his father’s partner who managed employee benefits had the luxury of a flexible schedule, while focusing on building quality relationships with clients. This early exposure to the industry and to his father’s business stuck with him and taught him a strong work ethic that expands outside of the traditional 9-5 workday, which he has carried through in his entire professional career.
Tim started college at Texas Christian University and finished up his degree at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, with a focus on criminal justice. Upon graduation, Tim pivoted his career and obtained a job with a well-known healthcare company, where he spent two years before moving on to his next career milestone working more closely with key decision makers in the corporate benefits and business consulting world.
Tim remembered observations from his youth of the corporate benefits industry and found himself drawn to the profession by the opportunity to work closely with clients, flexible schedule, and the idea of a career potential with no ceiling. But his move to Curtis and Associates was connected to Tim’s past in more ways than one: his father was also an acquaintance of founder, Tom Curtis and through that connection, he began working at the firm in 2000.
Outside of work, Tim jokes that he spends his time as a personal chauffeur for his daughter. The two of them spend a lot of time together, enjoying outdoor activities such as riding bikes and weekend RV camping trips by the lake, to playing wiffleball, to a friendly and competitive game on Nintendo Switch. Tim enjoys playing traditional golf and is also an avid disc golfer and makes good use of the 42 disc golf courses in the Kansas City area. Additionally, Tim is a member of a LINK networking group where he meets with others in the business to stay in touch and share best practices.