Growth Capital Services | Registered Private Placement and M&A Securities Firm
Tom Kennett | Director of Business Development GCS

Tom Kennett

Tom Kennett is Director of Business Development for Growth Capital Services. He has over 40 years of securities industry experience in multiple roles, including CEO of small and large financial firms operating in US and international markets. He is responsible for building out our Affiliate Program in the US and abroad.

Tom is also financial and business consultant to SMEs under $100M annual sales. He specializes in growth and exit strategies, performance management, business risk management, M&A advisory, and financial mediation.

Tom earned his BA in Philosophy from University of California at Irvine and did graduate work in economics and law at University of London.

He is a CFE-Retired, a former CIMA and IACCP, and has multiple professional certificates, among them Legal Investigation from University of Arizona, Alternative Dispute Resolution from Purdue University, Anti Money Laundering from New York Institute of Finance, and Arbitrator Chairperson Training from NASD Institute.

In addition to being an avid hiker, canyoneer, and swimmer, Tom is deeply engaged in the study of cognitive neuroscience and biosemiotics.

What We Value

  • Entrepreneurs who maintain their own office and brand identity, source, and execute their own deals
  • Collaboration with others on our platform to expand distribution efforts as appropriate
  • Long term relationships - win-win partnerships that keep our best producers loyal to our platform
  • Culture of professional cooperation with a focus on investor protection

How We Work

  • Platform built by practitioners for practitioners
  • Independent contractor model allows latitude regarding investment mandates
  • Proprietary software supports many private placement deal types
  • Accessible and experienced Compliance team equipped to supervise most private investments
  • Chaperone service enables foreign placement agents to show mandates to U.S. institutional investors

What We've Done

  • Over $2 billion in U.S. dollar transaction value
  • Over $500 million equivalent in foreign currency transaction value
  • Over 2,000 transactions
  • Over $50 million commissions generated by reps
  • Over 1,000 investors served​

Who We Are

  • Providing consistent service since 2003
  • Supervised thousands of successful private placements in a large variety of industry sectors
  • Specializing in capital raises, M&A opportunities, and secondary sales of private stock
  • Registered in all 50 states and 2 U.S. territories
  • Headquartered in San Francisco, with registered representatives located throughout the U.S.