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J. Timothy (Tim) O'Rourke

J. Timothy (Tim) O'Rourke

Managing Director
Executive Compensation
Employee Compensation
Strategic Planning
Corporate Governance
Executive and Director Succession and Search, Including Interim CEO Role
AB, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Commitment to Clients

Over thirty-five years of consulting has taught me that no two clients are the same. Every client is unique, so solutions must be custom designed to support the client’s strategy. We want to know each client's philosophies, policies, and strategies before we prescribe solutions. Then, we apply time, objectivity, knowledge, and skills to help you grow your business and your wealth. We want to earn your trust every day and build a mutually beneficial relationship that lasts.


J. Timothy “Tim” O’Rourke is a managing director at Pearl Meyer. He has experience consulting to a broad cross-section of industry and not-for-profit organizations, from large and well-established companies to start-ups. In addition to executive and staff compensation strategy and planning, he conducts management organization studies and executive searches, and helps clients with broader strategic planning, crisis, and turnaround efforts. His team has been active in developing compensation surveys for banking and credit union trade associations, as well as medical boards.

Prior to his firm joining Pearl Meyer in 2019, Tim had acquired Matthews, Young & Associates, Inc. in 1996, after having held roles of increasing responsibility at the almost 50-year old firm. Previous to management and compensation consulting, he had a 14-year banking career at CCB Financial Corporation, where he held management roles in a broad range of disciplines including systems/programming, operations research, human resources, and marketing.

Tim holds an AB degree in english from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. He has completed the North Carolina Bankers Association's Advanced Management Program and has received the American Compensation Association's Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation. He has published numerous articles on the topic of compensation and executive recruiting and is a frequent speaker at business forums.

Publications and Presentations By J. Timothy (Tim) O'Rourke

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