Thomas F. Means is President of Means Advisory Group, where he specializes in advising middle-market and large companies on mergers and acquisitions, capital raises, operational improvement, financial restructurings, and business valuations. He has over twenty-five years of experience in the Building Materials industry, working extensively with both domestic and international companies.
Before starting Means Advisory Group, Mr. Means headed the Columbus office for Amherst Partners and Houlihan Capital. Prior to that Mr. Means worked in an executive management role involving both marketing and business development for Oldcastle, Inc. where he focused on creating a sales and marketing collaboration with over fifty enterprises in the North American market. He also worked closely on the development side with identifying new business platforms and strategic acquisitions. Mr. Means also has worked with Indal, Ltd, the North American building materials company subsidiary of Rio Tinto plc (formerly RTZ Corporation). There, he focused on sales and marketing, strategic planning, and national implementation of programs throughout a base of over 5,000 customers. During the divestiture of Indal, Ltd. by RTZ, he successfully led a management buyout of one its premier divisions. Mr. Means’ experience also included helping launch products for international companies Saint Gobain (France) and Interpane (Germany) into the North American market, including the creation of a national marketing strategy, product development, and assessment and creation of strategic relationships.
Mr. Means received his degree in Finance from The Ohio State University where he was a member of their nationally ranked golf team. Mr. Means has also been a member of many national association boards related to the Building Materials industry.