President

Tim Wood Powell, MBA

Tim is a thought leader and organizational catalyst in knowledge and intelligence strategy and economics. His articles, books, and Value of Knowledge blog address a range of opportunities for — and threats to — intellectual capital, brands, and other intangible enterprise assets.

“The core competitive drivers of any organization include (1) how they produce value, (2) how they process information, and (3) the working linkages between these two.  We help our clients understand and optimize all three.


A Yale-trained research psychologist-turned-MBA, Tim has worked in data analytics, business design and development, market research, competitive intelligence, and intellectual capital security.  He is the developer of the Knowledge Value Chain®, a framework for increasing the ROI and value of enterprise knowledge and intelligence.

Prior to founding TKA in 1996, Tim held client-facing and management responsibilities at KPMG, Opinion Research Corporation, and PwC. Though much of his work has been with large enterprises, he has also served on the boards of start-ups in health care and technology.  Prior to entering business, he worked extensively with nonprofits and government agencies supporting children’s health and development.

Tim is a senior fellow of The Conference Board (TCB), a founding member and former chair of the Council of Competitive Intelligence Fellows (CCIF), and a fellow of the Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP). He has taught at the graduate level at Long Island University (competitive intelligence) and Columbia University (knowledge strategy).

Tim’s fifth book, The Value of Knowledge:  The Economics of Enterprise Knowledge and Intelligence is being welcomed as “unique,” “groundbreaking,” and “essential.”

BA Yale College (pre-medical sciences, psychology and philosophy); MBA Yale School of Management (data analysis, finance).

Photo by Leslie Hassler.

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