Board Member/Chairman/CEO/COO, Private Equity, M&A, Capital Markets, Financial Services, Specialty Manufacturing, Leasing, Beverages, e-Commerce, Health Care, Digital Media, Real Estate, Transportation, Oil & Gas, and Renewable Energy
During the past 35 years, Tom’s talent has created over $5 billion in enterprise value developing and executing visionary strategies that change top line trajectory and bottom line profitability in financial services, real estate, health care, media, consumer products, software, clean tech energy and transportation companies. In addition to being the Senior Managing Partner of BoldPointe Partners, he's a Managing Director at Chatsworth Securities LLC, a Greenwich, CT based boutique investment bank and placement agent providing strategic M&A advice to sellers of lower middle market companies and raising growth capital for owners of rapidly growing businesses. At Lovell Partners, the predecessor company to BoldPointe Partners, his partial client list included Goldman Sachs, King World, Kansas City Southern and eSolar. He’s been a member of 12 for profit and 3 non-profit boards.
In 2007, he became the COO of Dubai Capital Group and a member of its investment committee, a multi-billion $ PE/hedge fund owned by the Ruler of Dubai. Within 1 year, he created one of the largest and most profitable privately held alternative asset firms (58% IRR) in the Middle East including a $1 billion joint venture with the Qatar Investment Authority.
He co-founded Goldman Sachs’ middle market business which contributed over $3 billion to the firm’s IPO market cap. It was #2 in market share and #1 position in customer satisfaction per Greenwich Research within a couple of years.
He’s held various senior leadership positions at Drexel Burnham including EVP and board member, Chairman and Chief Executive of Drexel Burnham Europe, Chairman of DBL Commercial Paper and worldwide head of operations and administration for the fixed income, equities, currencies and commodities divisions (17 offices, 4 continents, 9 languages). As Chairman of Drexel’s commercial paper business, he underwrote $6 billion in unrated paper to middle market companies and created the first unrated asset-backed commercial paper program.
Early in his career, he was head of Citibank’s custody business ($600 billion in AUM at the time) and CFO of its largest commercial & industrial banking group.
He gained global recognition as a negotiator by authoring the historical “Wring Out” solution which saved the London Metals Exchange and leading the negotiations with The People’s Republic of China in reopening the Hong Kong Futures and Stock Exchanges post the 1987 financial meltdown. He graduated with a BSIE from the University of Michigan and a MBA from Harvard Business School.