T.D. Decker

Executive Managing Director Generational Consulting Grp


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T.D. is Executive Managing Director for Generational Consulting Group. He helps transform companies by leveraging his experience as a veteran President/CEO, finance executive, investor and board member.

T.D. Decker has extensive experience working for entrepreneurs, PE, Fortune 50 and family-owned companies.

T.D. has been the President/CEO of five companies - Shaped Wire, a $25M family-owned process manufacturer, Telemotive Industrial Controls, a $15M PE-owned electronics manufacturer, Aquascape, a $60M entrepreneur owned distributor, Acell Industries, a late stage start-up with disruptive and innovative technology, and Ritchie Capital Management, a $4B alternative investment fund in PE, VC, hedge funds, venture lending, distressed debt, real estate, energy, insurance, equities, bonds and options trading.

He was also the interim President/CEO of four companies - a $200M distributor of food, paper products & janitorial supplies, a $65M gift card printer, an ammunition company and an outsourcing telecommunication company. He has M&A experience having helped sell seven businesses. He was an investor at a family office sourcing deals and overseeing a portfolio of service companies, a principal for an LBO firm formed to purchase and operate companies, an interim CFO for a $80M manufacturer, and acting CFO for a $450M multi-national manufacturer.

Early in his career, T.D. reported to five different CEOs helping them develop and execute strategic growth plans. He was the Marketing Manager for UTC’s fuel cell business and helped market Job Bank USA, a computerized resume database service. He also helped plan Pete Dawkins' run for U.S. Senate, the 1988 Republican National Convention, the 1988 Presidential & VP Debates, and the 1991 Desert Storm Homecoming Celebration in Washington, D.C.

T.D. has served on over 30 boards and is currently on the board of advisors for Matrix Design, Chicago Metro FCA, Duke Feagin Leadership Program and New Harvest Global Ministries. He was active in YPO. He served as an officer in the U.S. Army, as a football coach at West Point, and a helicopter pilot in the 82nd Airborne Division during Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada. He earned an MBA from Duke, a B.S. in engineering from West Point, and was quarterback on the Army football team. He lives in Wayne, IL with his wife and has four children.

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