• Wheeler brings over 32 years of experience to the Hart Marx Advisors team
• Demonstrated history of success and growth across the automotive aftermarket, OE and performance sectors
• New role will focus on business development, customer outreach and buy/sell transaction support
• Addition of Wheeler and updated roles for other team members support the firm’s future growth goals
Hart Marx Advisors, the premier boutique automotive industry merger and acquisition (M&A) advisory firm is pleased to announce Tim Wheeler has joined as partner.
Wheeler brings more than 32 years of automotive industry experience to his new role, which will focus on business development, customer outreach and stewardship of M&A transactions on both the buy and sell side.
Throughout his career, Wheeler has been involved with a variety of mergers, acquisitions and implementations, and brings with him an integral understanding of the process and importance of a company being able to reach its growth or divestiture goals.
“We are excited to expand the Hart Marx Advisors team. Tim’s skillset and experience make him an exceptionally well-rounded addition,” said Tom Marx, founding partner, Hart Marx Advisors. “His depth of knowledge across a variety of sectors and personal experience with mergers and acquisitions throughout his career give him a unique and invaluable understanding, which will be incredibly valuable to our clients as he guides them through the M&A process.”
Prior to joining Hart Marx Advisors, Wheeler most recently served as vice president, sales, for WELD Racing, LLC, working specifically in the OEM and special markets division where he significantly grew the earnings of various programs. Wheeler also held positions at ROUSH Performance as vice president, sales and marketing, and Delphi Product and Service Solutions, working in a variety of senior roles, including vice president, sales, North America.
“I am excited to join an established, automotive focused firm like Hart Marx Advisors,” said Wheeler. “Throughout my career, I’ve been focused on building strategic value and partnerships and I look forward to putting this experience to work for our clients.”
Wheeler began his career at Federal-Mogul, where he started in sales and customer service operations. He became the organization’s first eBusiness director, leading digital business development strategies across the North American aftermarket.
Wheeler received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Hope College in Holland, Michigan and executive MBA from the Richard DeVos Business School at Northwood University in Midland, Michigan. He was also awarded Delphi’s “Excellence Award for Emerging Leaders” during his time with the company.
The addition of Wheeler to the Hart Marx Advisors team is part of a strategic restructuring of the firm to support future growth goals. This restructuring also includes the transition of Chris Bovis to managing partner, Tom Marx to founding partner and Devin Hart to executive vice president of finance. Wheeler purchased all of Hart’s member interest when joining the firm, and Hart will continue to be active with the organization consulting on matters of finance, accounting, business administration and due diligence on client projects.