Thomas Jones has over 37 years of professional experience in corporate finance. His career began on Wall Street in 1986 in investment banking with Prudential Bache Capital Funding where he structured and arranged financing for Leverage Buyouts and Mergers & Acquisitions. He worked for Prudential Capital in Chicago, focusing on middle-market private placements, ranging from $5 million to $50 million, in a variety of industries in the Midwestern United States.
Thomas E. Jones worked in commercial banking at American National Bank as a commercial lender, with an emphasis on senior cash flow and asset-based transactions ranging in size from $1 million to $50 million.
Prior to founding Concord Financial Advisors in 2001, Mr. Jones worked for GE Capital Commercial Finance where he focused on asset-based and cash flow transactions, including revolving lines of credit, term loans, equipment loans, and real estate loans ranging from $5 million to $250 million. During his tenure at GE Capital, Thomas worked with hundreds of companies in a variety of industries throughout the United States. He received the Prism Award which is given to the top producers at GE Capital.
Thomas Jones is a native of Green Bay, Wisconsin and is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a B.B.A. in Finance. He is an active member of the Turnaround Management Association (Board Member) and the Association for Corporate Growth (former Board Member). Mr. Jones is also an active member of the Commercial Finance Association and is a current Board Member of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Gary Bilsland has over 39 years of professional experience in corporate finance with New York Stock Exchange listed and privately held companies.
He served as Assistant Treasurer at Anacomp, Inc. where he was responsible for negotiating terms and conditions of senior and subordinated credit agreements. His work included building financial models used to design Anacomp’s capital structure. He played major roles in raising nearly $1.1 billion of senor debt and $900 million of SEC registered subordinated debt. He was a member of Anacomp’s M&A due diligence teams where his work included building financial models to value acquisition candidates.
After leaving Anacomp, he joined LDI, Ltd., a private equity company, where as Treasurer he raised over $500 million of senior credit in both cash flow and asset-based structures. He additionally was responsible for all of LDI’s property and casualty, interest rate and foreign currency risk management activities.
Mr. Bilsland most recently was Vice President of Finance at Hulman and Company, the parent of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where he was responsible for all financial operations of the company.
Mr. Bilsland holds an MBA in Finance from Purdue University’s Krannert Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering for Purdue University.