Tom Williams to Join Compass Capital Partners
EXTON, PA—September 27, 2007—Compass Capital Partners announced that Tom Williams is joining the firm as a Partner. Mr. Williams will be based in Connecticut and will have an office at Compass Capital Partners’ headquarters in Exton, Pennsylvania.
Williams has provided management and financial services to the printing industry for many years, with executive experience at PhoenixCor, Inc., GE Commercial Finance, U.S. Concord and P.C. Leasing. Harris DeWese, Chairman of Compass Capital, said, “Tom has combined experience in operations and financial management that will serve our clients well in his new role at Compass Capital. Tom is well known throughout all segments of the the printing industry in the U.S. and abroad.”
Peter Schaefer, Compass Capital President, added that “I have had the privilege of working with Tom on various projects over the years and he has become a close personal friend. His skills are perfectly in sync with the needs of our clientele and I am thrilled to have him on the Compass Capital team.”
Tom Williams said, “I am privileged to join Compass Capital Partners, the premier and most trusted provider of investment banking services within the printing industry. I am excited about the opportunity to work with Compass and help others in our industry work through a smooth and rewarding exit strategy.”
Williams will concentrate on investment banking services and providing client companies with management, financing and restructuring support. He will work on turnarounds, mergers and acquisitions, valuations, fairness opinions and related financing.
Most recently, Williams was Managing Director of DoveBid Valuation Consultants. Earlier in his career, he held positions of increasing responsibility in sales, marketing and product planning with the Graphic Systems Division of Rockwell International Corporation.
Williams holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a B.S. in Graphic Arts Management from Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a member of NAPL’s Soderstrom Society and a past President of the International Printer’s Supply Salesmen’s Guild. He is active in community affairs, charitable organizations and trade associations and is a speaker and lecturer at association meetings, industry seminars and universities.
About Compass Capital Partners
Compass Capital is recognized nationally as a leader in investment banking, valuation services, financial advisory services (including financing) and management consulting. Compass Capital has provided its clients with exceptional advisory services since 1980. Since 1996, it has completed more than one hundred forty transactions for aggregate total consideration in excess of $3.5 billion and total revenues of more than $4.5 billion. Compass is one of five platinum level sponsors of the NAPL Management Plus program.
Compass was the recipient of the National Association of Printing Leadership’s (NAPL’s) prestigious Industry Award for 1998. Compass Capital specializes in the printing industry and has been the leading advisory firm during the industry’s recent rapid and continuing consolidation. Its valuation practice has provided business valuations to hundreds of companies and is respected by the legal, accounting and banking communities.