Tom Blinten Founder & CEO

Mr. Blinten has 25+ years of capital markets and investment banking experience in virtually every industry and region of the world. He executed over $12bn of cross-border emerging market transactions in the primary markets, managed $1.5bn risk-controlled trade finance business, created strategic partnerships globally, and is the senior relationship manager for several of the firm’s clients. Previously, Mr. Blinten co-headed Nomura Capital for the Americas, was a MD at General Re Financial Products, and headed Drexel Burnham Lambert’s Risk Arbitrage Group. He started his investment banking career at The First Boston Corporation in the Risk Arbitrage Group. Mr. Blinten serves on the Boards of the NC State University Foundation, Fifth Light Capital, Sullivan’s Brewing Company, and Taazu Inc.  Mr. Blinten earned a B.S. in Mathematics from NC State University and did post-graduate studies in Operations Research at NC State and Petroleum Engineering at Tulane University.