Tim Barefield is a Managing Director at Kotter International. He was formerly the Chief Operating Officer of Pershing Square Capital Management, LP. Prior to that he was the CEO of GiftCertificates.com Inc. from 2004-2006 and the Executive Vice-President of Marketing, Sales and Operations from 2000-2004. Tim was the Global Head of Human Resources for Swissôtel from 1999-2000 and the Vice-President of Human Resources for Accor North America from 1997 to 1999. Tim was also the Director of Human Resources for Delray Farms, a retail startup in Chicago from 1995 to 1997. He received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla (now Missouri Science & Technology) in 1983, an MBA from Rockhurst University in 1987 and an A.M. in Psychology from Harvard University in 1997. Tim has served on the Randall’s Island Park Alliance Board of Trustees since 2012; he currently is a member of the Development Committee.