Tom Gillis is a Director in the corporate finance division of Silicon Valley Bank. Tom focuses on originating and executing senior secured debt financings and providing banking solutions to companies in the Healthcare Services and Life Science sectors.
Tom has over 14 years of experience financing middle market companies. Prior to joining SVB in 2012, Tom was a Director at NewStar Financial, a specialty finance company located in Boston with over $3 billion in lending capacity. Tom was a senior originator focused on sourcing and underwriting senior secured and junior debt financings for private equity-backed leveraged buyouts, acquisitions and recapitalizations. Prior to NewStar, Tom spent over 6 years with Bank of America and FleetBoston focused on executing direct equity and mezzanine debt investment opportunities in the middle market across a variety of sectors and was also responsible for managing a $500 million investment portfolio. Tom has also held various positions in finance and operations for Liberty Funds Group.
Tom holds an MBA/MSF from the Boston College Carroll School of Management and a B.S. from St. Michael’s College.