Tom Turpin is the Managing Partner of Riverbrook Capital, which he founded in June 2011.
Mr. Turpin’s career covers a broad range of merger and acquisition, corporate finance and senior management experience. He is an expert in selling companies, private debt and equity financings, leveraged buyouts, minority recapitalizations and growth equity financings.
Prior to forming Riverbrook, Mr. Turpin opened the LA investment banking office for D.A. Davidson and was a Managing Director at Allied Capital, a private equity firm with $9 billion of assets under management. At Allied, Mr. Turpin was responsible for the origination of all senior debt, subordinated debt and equity capital investment in the Western United States.
Mr. Turpin has also been the Chief Executive Officer of several operating companies. He was President & CEO of Vinton Studios (now renamed LAIKA), one of the premier film/television animation studios in the United States. He also served as President & CEO of a division of London-based Virgin Entertainment Group.
Mr. Turpin started his career in the Corporate Finance department at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York, where he was involved in a large number of complex equity, debt and merger transactions for Fortune 1000 companies.
Mr. Turpin has a B.S. degree from Stanford University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He serves on the Board of Directors of Fiesta Concession Corp., Cloud & Fire Ministries and Cantinas Ranch Foundation. He also serves as an ongoing retained Senior Advisor to Epic Homecare and Tumbleweed Educational Enterprises.
Mr. Turpin has formerly served on the Boards of Puerto Rico-based BlueWater Defense and Oregon Public Broadcasting.