Tom has been investing in the debt and equity of growth oriented private companies for over 30 years. Prior to joining Five Points Capital in 2005, Tom was a Managing Director of Allied Capital Corporation, a publicly traded $4.5 billion business development company. During his 14 year tenure at Allied Capital, Tom directly invested $500 million in over 40 mezzanine, management lead recapitalizations and buyout transactions. Tom has served on numerous portfolio company Boards of Directors collaboratively supporting strategic initiatives including evaluating acquisitions, financing alternatives and exit opportunities. Prior to joining Allied Capital, Tom was an Associate with the North Carolina Enterprise Fund. Tom began his career in finance and leveraged lending with NationsBank (now Bank of America). Tom currently serves on the boards of OutSolve, ARTC and Linkage, and as a Board Observer at Signature MD. Outside of work, Tom supports Young Life and is an active member of Centenary United Methodist church.
Tom received an MBA from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business with a concentration in finance, and a BA in Economics from Wofford College, where he was Cum Laude graduate.