Since founding Pfingsten in 1989, Thomas has been involved in all aspects of the firm's private equity investment and management activities, and had experience working with middle market companies for many years before founding the firm.
Prior to the formation of Pfingsten, Thomas was the Midwest Area Head of the Leveraged Capital Group at Citicorp North America, Inc. in Chicago. In that position, he was responsible for leveraged acquisition activities in 12 Midwestern states. Before Citicorp, he held various management and lending positions at Continental Bank, N.A. in Chicago and Cleveland.
A Chicago native, Thomas holds a BA degree in Economics, with honors, from North Park College and an MBA degree in Finance from DePaul University.