Tim Merkle

Steelcase, Inc.

Chief of Staff, Global Information Technology

Tim is the Chief of Staff, Global Information Technology at Steelcase based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In this newly created role, Tim focuses on leading transformative digital change, technology strategy development and deployment, and driving staff fluidity for the Chief Information Officer and his leadership team.

Prior to jointly developing this new role with Steelcase leadership, Tim led the successful start-up of the award-winning Global Advanced Analytics team bringing advanced analytics and data science to Steelcase. Prior to joining Steelcase in 2013, he served as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. During his nine years of active service, he held positions as a Logistics Operations Officer and Operations Research Analyst. A combat veteran, he completed three combat tours, as a platoon commander and staff officer, in Iraq and Afghanistan before departing active service to start the Advanced Analytics team at Steelcase.

Tim graduated with distinction from the Executive MBA program at the University of Michigan and holds degrees from Naval Postgraduate School – MS, Operations Research and Miami University – BS, Business.

Tim Merkle's Sessions at Big Data Ignite 2019