Tom Turpin is the Managing Partner of Riverbrook Capital, which he founded in June 2011. Mr. Turpin’s career covers a broad range of senior management, corporate finance and merger and acquisition experience. He is an expert in selling companies, private debt and equity financings, leveraged buyouts, minority recapitalizations and growth equity financings.
In January 2017, Mr. Turpin was named by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of “The Most Influential People in Los Angeles Finance” in LABJ’s The Money Book.
Prior to Riverbrook, Mr. Turpin held senior positions at D.A. Davidson and Allied Capital, a private equity firm with $9 billion of assets. At Allied, Mr. Turpin was responsible for the origination of all senior debt, subordinated debt and equity capital investments in the Western USA.
Mr. Turpin also spent 12 years as the Chief Executive Officer of several companies. He served as CEO of Vinton Studios (now renamed LAIKA), one of the premier film animation studios in the USA. 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 Harvard Business School. He serves on the Board of BlueWater Defense and acts as a Strategic Advisor to Tumbleweed Educational Enterprises and Goldman Marketing Group. Mr. Turpin also serves as Vice Chairman of the Los Angeles Mission, a Board Member of C5 Youth Foundation, and an Elder at Bel Air Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Turpin has previously served on the Boards of Oregon Public Broadcasting, Cantinas Foundation, Cloud & Fire Charter High School, Atacama Inc. and Fiesta Concession.