Timothy Galpin

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Born (1961-08-13) August 13, 1961 (age 62)
Gloversville, New York
CitizenshipUnited Staes of America
Alma mater
  • Gloversville High School
  • University of California
  • Author
  • Senior Lecturer

Timothy John Galpin (born August 13, 1961) is an author and Senior Lecturer of Strategy and Innovation at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. His career has spanned both academia and consulting. He is best known for his work in the areas of strategy development and execution, mergers and acquisitions, and organizational culture change. He has been identified as one the world’s most influential management experts in The Guru Guide: The Best Ideas of the Top Management Thinkers.[1].

Early life and education

Tim Galpin was born 13 August 1961, in Gloversville, New York|Gloversville, New York. Timothy Galpin graduated from Gloversville High School in 1979. He recieved his Bachelor_of_Science|B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies (1983) from State_University_of_New_York_at_Plattsburgh|SUNY Plattsburgh, an Master_of_Science|M.S. in Management (1985) from Southern_Illinois_University_Carbondale|Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and a Doctor_of_Philosophy|Ph.D. Organization Development (1989) from the University_of_California,_Los_Angeles|University of California, Los Angeles. He also worked as instructor for the National_Outdoor_Leadership_School|National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).



While completing his Ph.D. at University_of_California,_Los_Angeles|UCLA, he worked as a Project_manager|Project Manager for Hughes_Aircraft_Company|Hughes Aircraft Company. In 1989, Galpin moved to London, England, where he helped grow the first international office of Senn-Delaney Management Consultants, moving to Hamburg|Hamburg, Germany after the firm was acquired by Arthur_Andersen|Arthur Andersen. Upon returning to the US in 1993, he has held senior leadership positions with several consulting firms including Booz_Allen_Hamilton|Booz Allen Hamilton, Pritchett & Associates, Watson_Wyatt_Worldwide|Watson Wyatt Worldwide, and Katzenbach_Partners|Katzenbach Partners. In 2001, he participated to the co-foundation of the Strategy and Mergers and acquisitions consulting firm Integration Partners, which was acquired in 2005 by The Keystone Group.

Galpin's university career began in 2005 as an Associate Professor of Management at the University of Dallas, relocating to Colorado in 2005 as an Assistant Professor of Management at Colorado Mesa University, then as a Clinical Professor of Management at Colorado State University. He is currently a Senior lecturer|Senior Lecturer of Strategy and Innovation at Saïd Business School|Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. [3] Galpin continues also board and senior management consulting for various industries to plan and implement complex efforts- including strategy formulation and execution M&A Due diligence|due diligence and Post-merger integration|post-merger integration, business restructuring, and Organizational culture|organizational culture change. [4]


Journal articles

  • Galpin, T. (2019). Avoid M&A Assimilation Heartburn: An Actionable Model for Cultural Due Diligence and Integration, [5].
  • Galpin, T.J., (2019). Strategy Beyond the Business Unit Level: Corporate Parenting In Focus, [6]
  • Galpin, T.J., (2018). Realizing Your Strategy’s Potential: A Seven-Step Model for Its Effective Execution, [7]
  • Galpin, T.J., (2018). Reap Exceptional Value from M&A: Manage it as a Core Competence, [8]



  • Galpin, T.J. (2020) Winning at the Acquisition Game: Process ­Tools, templates, and best practices across the M&A process. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0198858560.
  • Galpin, T.J., and Herndon, M. (2014). The Complete Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions: Process Tools and Templates for Merger Integration at Every Level. 3rd Edition. San Francisco: John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 978-1118827239.
  • Galpin, T.J., Whittington, J.L., and Bell, R.G. (2012). Leading the Sustainable Organization: Development, Implementation, and Assessment. New York: Routledge, ISBN 978-0415697835.
  • Galpin, T.J. (1997). Making Strategy Work: Building Sustainable Growth Capability. San Francisco: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0787910013.
  • Galpin, T.J. (1996). The Human Side of Change: A Practical Guide to Organization Redesign. San Francisco: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0787902162.


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