Tim O'Reilly grew up working in the local family business, O'Reilly Automotive, Inc., which is now an international company with its stock ("ORLY") traded on the NASDAQ exchange, headquartered in Springfield, MO. After graduating from Kickapoo High School in Springfield, Tim attended Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri on an Athletic and President's Academic Scholarship, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in Economics with an emphasis in English and Political Science, and then graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1994. Tim practiced law for several years and by 1999 he helped form O'Reilly & Jensen, LLC Attorneys at Law (later changed to O'Reilly & Preston), in Springfield, Missouri and continues to practice law as "Of Counsel" in the firm. Mr O'Reilly has represented numerous clients in various industries, including the hospitality industry, in franchise negotiations, real estate transactions, civil litigation, difficult human resource and employment issues, and financing transactions with banks and lenders.
Tim is founder and Chief Executive Officer of O'Reilly Hospitality Management, LLC (OHM) founded in 2007. Tim is owner and managing member of OHM which has developed and manages over 42 properties, as he manages a broad range of duties including future project analysis and evaluation, real estate acquisition and development, design, franchising, operations, and human resources under the Hilton, Marriott, Choice, IHG, and Hyatt flags as well as non-franchised hotel and restaurant concepts located in 9 states with over 1,,700 Team Members. Tim has a lifelong passion in the pursuit of environmentally and socially responsible initiatives and business practices, which as inspired all OHM properties to implement sustainability programs (Green Teams) within their daily operations. Tim and the OHM team makes every effort to develop LEED certified projects, within their daily operations. Tim and the OHM team makes every effort to develop LEED certified projects, with prime examples of these efforts being the LEED Gold Certified on a 318 room Embassy Suite by Hilton, Houlihan's Restaurant and a 70,000 SF conference center in Denton, Texas and the LEED Silver 203 room Embassy Suites by Hilton & Red Wolf Convention Center and Houlihan's Restaurant at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas, along with many additional LEED projects developed by the company. Tim and OHM are committed to being and integral part of the communities in which they reside which is inspired by the O'Reilly family's long history of commitment to an assortment of important philanthropic causes and charities. Tim and the OHM team have created the O'Reach program to inspire all team members to enhance and contribute to their communities through outreach and community support programs. The O'Reach teams across OHM have volunteered tens of thousands of hours of community service with 83 community partnerships nationwide.
Tim is an avid mountain biker, road and gravel cyclist, and a 5-time Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race Finisher and Buckle Winner. His most important time is spent with his wife Brook and four amazing children Alec, Charlie, Liam and Grace. Tim and Brooke enjoy supporting Alec as an Assistant Coach for the Missouri State University Men's Basketball Team, and Charlie in his academic efforts at Boston College with a goal of working on Wall Street. If they aren't at MSU or Boston College, they are cheering on Liam and Grace in basketball, football and volleyball at Springfield Catholic High School, with Liam starting school at Missouri State University in the fall on a football scholarship as a wide receiver.