Tim Spidel

Managing Partner

Tim is a specialist in wealth management executive recruitment who enjoys presenting companies with ambitious, talented candidates who are well-suited personally as well as professionally for a new opportunity.  

Prior to founding Spidel Burnfin in 2007, Tim spent 11 years with the international search firm of SBR, working in their Nashville and Chicago offices.  Tim has run a successful desk in the wealth management industry since he began in this profession in 1996.

He represents companies that include single family offices, multi-family office groups, fee-based Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs), investment management firms and global financial services firms.  Although Spidel Burnfin is based in the Midwest, the firm serves clients nationwide. Tim is an active member of IRSA (International Retained Search Association), the Financial Planning Association and is a regular attendee at the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning.

Tim grew up in the small town of Kendallville, Indiana, before attending Indiana University where he graduated with a degree in Health Administration. After spending some wonderful years living in Nashville and Chicago, Tim and his family moved to the Indianapolis area. Tim, his wife and their three delightfully entertaining children currently reside in Carmel, IN with their dog, Theo.

When he isn’t recruiting, you’ll find him coaching one of his children’s sports teams, volunteering with the wonderful Indianapolis-based charity Dayspring Center, seeing live music, supporting his Chicago Cubs or working desperately to turn his children’s NFL allegiance from the Colts to the Bears.  Tim is also an aficionado when it comes to 80's music (particularly the "hair" bands")!

Tim Spidel placed two senior roles for us over the last 18 months and we would highly recommend him. Notably, these openings were for very different roles and skillsets, and we were equally impressed with the process and caliber of candidates.
— Eric Sontag, COO, Sontag Advisory