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Elizabeth Tinkham

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Retired, Accenture

Liz Tinkham retired in March of 2017 as a senior executive leader with Accenture. She has a deep background in knowing how to grow clients, markets, practices and new businesses having been part of Accenture’s leadership since 1997. She is an industry expert in the areas of telecommunications, media and high technology, and known for her ability to solve ambiguous strategic problems for clients. Liz is also known as a leading people developer who’s accelerated both client and Accenture growth by building teams of high performers, and working to advance and retain the best people.

Prior to her role at Accenture, Liz held responsibility for Microsoft, one of Accenture's largest accounts, and its largest technology partner. In this role, Liz balanced the fine line between partner and supplier by continually looking for ways to work together to innovate and grow technology solutions in the marketplace. She and her team were students of the continually changing consumer and enterprise high technology landscape, so that they could effectively serve Microsoft. Her team worked across most areas of Microsoft, and is an integral part of their Finance and IT organizations. Liz set vision and strategy for a global team of over 5500 people working across 12 countries.

Earlier in her career at Accenture, Liz led the management consulting practice for Accenture’s Communication, Media and Technology group. She drove $800M+ in sales and revenue across Accenture’s five core service lines – strategy, customer relationship management, supply chain, human performance and finance and performance management.

Liz launched two new businesses for Accenture as part of the inaugural New Business group. Specifically, she launched a B2B global digital supply chain business and data management business.

Liz is a constant advocate for her people, and has a long and successful track record of retaining and advancing high performers. She’s held multiple leadership roles related to women and diversity, and lead an initiative around senior women growth for Accenture’s CEO and Board of Directors. Liz had the honor of interviewing Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, at an Accenture senior women client event. In addition, she’s served on several senior leadership and strategic committees.

Liz is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Washington Foster School of Business where she teaches a class on consulting, and serves on the Advisory Board of the Global Business Program.

Liz graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. She is an avid Ohio State football fan. She also has an Executive MBA from IMD, the international business school in Lausanne, Switzerland. She is a Board Member of Washington STEM and has served on several other charitable boards while in Chicago. Liz and her husband, John, live in Bellevue, Washington. They have three children, Katie (24), Jack (21) and Will (16). In her free time, Liz enjoys travel, running, skiing and pop culture.

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