Tim O’Rourke is an Illinois native who grew up in North Carolina and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1970, he joined the CCB Financial Corporation, where, in 1981, he was named a First Vice President. He has held management positions in systems/programming, operations research, human resources, asset/liability, and marketing. In addition, O’Rourke completed the North Carolina Bankers Association’s Advanced Management Program and has received the American Compensation Association’s Certified Compensation Professional designation. He has published numerous articles on the topics of compensation and executive recruiting, and he frequently speaks at business forums.