Timothy Altaffer

Associate partner

Timothy (Tim) has developed his professional career through more than 30 years in senior leadership positions, including 10 years as CEO, in the fields of consumer packaged goods, life sciences and management consulting.

Tim is a consultant at Axialent, as well as the managing partner at Efficax, a high-level executive coaching and consulting firm in Los Angeles, California and a senior partner at KC&D, a management-consulting firm focused on strategy and strategy execution. He specializes in providing solutions and coaching to top-level executives in industry-leading companies.

Tim is certified as an executive coach by the Hudson Institute of Coaching in Santa Barbara by ICI, CCL and ICF (ACC). He is an elected director (International Relations) of ICF Brazil.

In his roles as president at Ducoco Alimentos S.A. and business unit head for Medical Nutrition (Brazil at Novartis), Tim led organizational and divisional restructuring and change management. His management experience also includes serving as president of Bacardi-Martini do Brazil Ltda. and as general manager for Budweiser Brazil Ltda./Anheuser-Busch International, for four years each. In addition, Tim held a number of positions in business development, marketing, product management and sales early in his career.

Tim is a professor of leadership development and strategy at Insper and other leading business schools. He serves on the Board of Directors for Hospital Samaritano and ESPM Consult, among others.

With a Bachelor of Science in economics from Lehigh University, Tim also holds a Master of Business Administration in finance from New York University.

Tim is married and has two lovely daughters. He is fully dedicated to and extremely proud of this loving and caring family. In his free time, Tim enjoys running, reading, traveling and rooting for his favorite soccer and football teams.

Recent Posts by Timothy
Is it your Boss? Or is it You?
By Timothy Altaffer
“She micromanages”; “He delegates too much”; “She doesn’t allow us to give our input”; “His requests are indecipherable”; “She demands too much in too little time.” The list could go on and on. Difficult bosses…they seem determined to make our lives impossible. Yes, there are challenging bosses out there. And there’s also our ability to respond to any given situation...
Are People Undermining Your Strategy (Execution)?
By Timothy Altaffer
Strategy execution is a central issue for companies and their directors. The challenge is how to integrate the hard and soft sides to achieve an impeccable execution.
Are Your People Undermining Your Strategy (Execution)?
By Timothy AltafferDavid Kallas
Ask most CEOs what keeps them up at night. They are sure to reply, “Strategy execution!” The effective execution of an approved strategy is probably one of the toughest challenges for any company. In fact, a recent HBR survey found that executional excellence was the number one challenge for CEOs, and 66 – 75 percent of large organizations are ineffective in implementing their strategies.
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Areas of Expertise
  1. Executive coaching
  2. Leadership development
  3. High-performance teams
  4. Strategy and strategic management
  5. Managing turnarounds
  6. Culture and organizational change