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
"I am inspired daily by the entrepreneurial vision of our clients and their determination to make the world a better place. There is no greater feeling in business than helping clients achieve their dreams."

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.