Thomas Mills

Managing Director



Chicago, IL


  • B.S., DePaul University
  • MBA, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business


  • Association for Corporate Growth, Chicago
  • CFA Institute, Midwest
  • Orion International Advisors
  • Turnaround Management Association, Midwest
  • VEDC
“We make no excuses. We deliver exceptional results for our clients time and time again through our financial expertise, our investor relationships, and our precise execution. When you hire FocalPoint, we will bring the best team in the industry as your partner and exceed your expectations.”

Thomas Mills has spent his career working with middle-market businesses across a wide variety of industries, evaluating capital structures and raising capital to support recapitalizations, growth capital raises, distressed financings, leveraged buyouts and management buyouts.

Prior to joining FocalPoint in 2011 to open the firm’s Chicago office, he was head of debt capital markets for Livingstone Partners. Earlier in his career, he worked in middle-market commercial finance with Bank of America and J.P. Morgan Chase. He is a winner of the “40 under 40” award for dealmaking, and is chairman of the loan board of the VEDC, one of the nation’s largest non-profit lenders. Mr. Mills holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in finance from DePaul University.