Managing Directors

Thomas R. Korzenecki, Principal Managing Director


14 years diversified operating and financial, M &A experience in the petroleum and chemical industry, with four years of merger, acquisition and divestiture work for ARCO, ARCO Chemical and Occidental Petroleum. His responsibilities included divesting major assets in Europe and he was a key adviser in domestic acquisitions/divestitures involving businesses in the oil, gas, chemical, coal and food processing industries.

He then initiated, financed and managed for 13 years four corporate acquisitions of manufacturing companies in the packaging industry for his own account.

Since returning to the deal business in 1998, Tom has advised primarily private companies in the food, engineered products, IT, consumer products, chemicals, energy, business services and a wide variety of manufacturing industries.

He is a founding member of Grand Avenue Capital Partners, a FINRA investment banking firm focused on middle market transactions. Mr. Korzenecki holds two engineering degrees (Illinois Institute of Technology) and master degrees in business (MBA-Finance: U. of Chicago/U. of Houston) and tax (MBT: U. of Southern California). He is a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), chairman of the board of a food processing company and various other business and arts organizations in Southern California. He holds current Series 7, 24, and 63 NASD licenses.

Contact Tom directly: 626-676-1880