Timothy Watkins

Operating Partner at Valor Equity Partners

Tim is a Partner of the Firm and serves as a Co-Head of Valor’s operations group, focusing on active management of portfolio companies in conjunction with existing management teams. His additional responsibilities include investment prospect generation and due diligence of potential acquisitions. Tim serves as a member of Valor's Investment Committee and currently serves as a director of Premise, one of Valor’s portfolio companies.

Tim has over 30 years of operational change management and private equity investing experience. Prior to joining Valor, Tim served as a Vice President at MG Capital. During his tenure at MG Capital, Tim specialized in operational due diligence and implementing post-closing operational improvements. He also provided consulting support, implementation of metrics, implementation of lean manufacturing systems, and implementation of QS and ISO approved quality systems. He served in various operational roles within MG Capital’s portfolio companies as required.

Prior to joining MG Capital, Tim served as a Principal Consultant for Westworks Ltd., a consulting organization providing operational systems support to manufacturing organizations. Clients ranged from middle market companies to members of the Fortune 500, including Ford Motor Company and 3M. Tim was responsible for projects in Asia, the U.S., and Europe. He specialized in providing consulting support to internal teams designing and implementing systems in the fields of quality, IT, and lean manufacturing.

Prior to his consulting work, Tim held manufacturing and engineering management positions at Robinson Nugent, a leading connector manufacturer, and Renishaw PLC, a UK-based manufacturer of machine tool systems.

Tim holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (1st Class Honors) from Bradford University and an M.S. in Industrial Robotics from the Cranfield Institute of Technology, Great Britain. Tim is a Chartered Professional Engineer.


  • Operating Partner

    July, 2021 - present

  • Partner

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