Tim Trela – Managing Director

Tim Trela is a Managing Director at the Peakstone Group, where he is responsible for transaction origination and execution.

Tim draws on more than 30 years of leadership experience in the manufacturing and professional services industries, where he was an Officer at Mittal Steel (formerly Inland Steel Co., now Arcleor Mittal USA) and Vice President and Client Executive at EDS (now part of HP), where he founded its metals practice.

Outside of his Fortune 500 experience, Tim was Group Chair at Vistage International, the world’s leading chief executive organization. Tim was one of the original members and past president of Momentum Advanced Planning, a national financial services consulting and dedicated advanced planning group that works with high and ultra-high net worth families on issues of generational wealth transfer, asset protection and philanthropy.

Its core competencies are Advanced Tax Planning, Actuarial Design, Insurance Architecture and total family balance sheet risk assessment. Tim remains a senior consultant to Momentum. Tim’s focus areas are heavy and light manufacturing, metals distribution and logistics. In addition, he is adept at working with and consulting for family office entities.

Tim earned an MBA in statistics and finance from Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business, an MA from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and a BA from Wabash College. He is on the board of Childlink, a Chicago based not for profit and is an advisor to the Purdue University Technology Center.