Thomas L. Minick
Thomas L. Minick is a Founding and Managing Member of Commenda Capital, LLC. Mr. Minick has over 25 years of experience in merchant, corporate, commercial and investment banking, having been involved in structured finance transactions valued in excess of $11 billion. Areas of growth financing and restructuring expertise include equity and debt placements, board representation, strategic and operational consulting, interim management, lender, vendor and customer relations management and negotiations, debtor-in-possession (“DIP”) and plan of reorganization (“POR”) financing, claims negotiation, and asset liquidations. Industry experience includes transportation, manufacturing and distribution, healthcare, retail, technology, specialty finance, and asset management.
Prior to Commenda, he created and managed the BATTEN GROUP OF COMPANIES, which, through various entities, provided consulting, investment banking, as well as direct debt and equity capital to middle market companies. Prior to forming BATTEN GROUP in 2003, Mr. Minick was Managing Partner of Geneva Merchant Banking Partners, which provided senior secured, junior secured, mezzanine, and subordinated debt as well as preferred stock investments in numerous growth-oriented and distressed companies nationwide, in addition to ancillary consulting services.
Previously, Mr. Minick was Vice President of GE Capital Corporation, working in Healthcare Finance, Corporate Finance, Restructuring, and Commercial Finance groups from 1990 to 1997. He focused on originating, structuring and managing various types of structured, leveraged financings, including restructurings (DIP and POR), across industry sectors. From 1984 through 1990, Mr. Minick was employed by Continental Bank, N.A., where he sourced, underwrote and managed corporate and investment banking opportunities/relationships, leveraged transactions, mergers and acquisitions, risk management and advisory services.
In his community, Mr. Minick serves on the Boards of several companies and is an advisory member of various private investment funds and not-for-profit organizations. He received his BA degree (political science) from Knox College, cum laude, and his MBA from Indiana University.