Tom Turpin is the Managing Partner of Riverbrook Capital, founding Riverbrook in June 2011.
Mr. Turpin’s career covers a broad range of merger and acquisition, corporate finance and senior management experience. He has extensive experience in selling companies, private debt and equity financings, leveraged buyouts, minority recapitalizations, and growth equity financings.
Prior to forming Riverbrook, Mr. Turpin opened the Los Angeles investment banking office for D.A. Davidson, and was also a Managing Director at Allied Capital, a NYSE-listed 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.
Prior to joining Allied Capital, Mr. Turpin was President & CEO of Vinton Studios, 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 of 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 (Industrial Engineering) and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cantinas Foundation and Cloud & Fire Ministries, and serves on the Board of Fiesta Concession Corp., Atacama, Inc., and the C5 Youth Foundation of Southern California.. He has formerly served on the Board of Directors of Puerto Rico-based BlueWater Defense, a manufacturer of military apparel, and on the Board of Oregon Public Broadcasting.