Tim Collins (financier)

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Tim Collins in New York, May 2011

Timothy C. Collins, born 1956, is the founder, senior managing director, and chief executive officer of Ripplewood Holdings LLC.[1] He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Citigroup.[2] Collins is a director of several public companies as well as some of Ripplewood’s private portfolio companies.

History and Education[edit]

Collins was born in Frankfort, Kentucky,He has a B.A. degree in Philosophy from DePauw University (1978),[3] and an MBA from Yale School of Management.

He began his career in finance, marketing, and manufacturing at Cummins Engine Company. From 1981 to 1984, he worked with the management consulting firm of Booz & Company, specializing in strategic and operational assignments with major industrial and financial firms. He became a vice president at Lazard Frères in New York, then managed Onex Corporation’s New York office.

Public Service[edit]

He is involved in several not-for-profit and public sector activities, including the U.S.-Japan Business Council, the Trilateral Commission, the U.S.-Japan Private Sector/Government Commission, Yale Divinity School advisory board, Yale School of Management board of advisors, American Friends of the British Museum, Yaddo, the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, Trout Unlimited, and Lenox Hill Neighborhood House and the Tony Blair Faith Foundation.[4]

He was also a delegate at the 2010,[5] 2011,[6] and 2012[7] Bilderberg Group Conference held in Spain, Switzerland, and Chantilly, Virginia. This group consists of an assembly of notable politicians, industrialists and financiers who meet annually to discuss issues on a non-disclosure basis.


Collins was named one of the “25 Stars of Asia: Leaders at the Forefront of Change” by BusinessWeek magazine in 2004.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Collins is married and has three sons.[9]


  1. ^ "Ripplewood Holdings L.L.C. Company Profile". Yahoo Finance. 2012. Retrieved 29 Nov 2012. 
  2. ^ "Citigroup Board Names Three New Outside Directors and Announces Other Governance Actions". Citigroup. 24 July 2009. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Five Distinguished Individuals Awarded Honorary Degrees DePauw University May 22, 2005
  4. ^ Yale Univwersity School of Management: News - Timothy Collins Named Chairman of Yale School of Management Advisory Board (Accessed April 2012)
  5. ^ "Bilderberg Meetings". Bilderberg Meetings. Retrieved 29 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Bilderberg Meetings". Bilderberg Meetings. Retrieved 29 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "Bilderberg Meetings". Bilderberg Meetings. Retrieved 29 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "Stars of Asia: 25 leaders at the forefront of change". BusinessWeek. July 12, 2004. Retrieved 3 September 2010. 
  9. ^ Resume: Tim Collins BusinessWeek Online, DECEMBER 10, 2001