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Thomas F. Walker, Jr.

Managing Director (Baker Tilly Capital), Regional Managing Partner (Baker Tilly), CPA, JD
312 729 8029

Tom Walker is the regional managing partner of offices in Illinois for Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, as well as a managing director with Baker Tilly Capital, LLC, the wholly-owned private investment banking subsidiary of Baker Tilly. He joined Baker Tilly after serving as Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel of a federal savings bank specializing in the marketing, origination, issuance, and sale of credit card assets. Prior to joining the federal savings bank, Tom was a partner with a large Milwaukee-based law firm. 

He also is the firm leader of the Private Equity practice. Tom has significant experience in structuring and negotiating transactions across a broad range of industries.


  • Assists firm clients in defining and meeting strategic goals.
  • Advises firm clients on value creation and retention.
  • Counsels clients in connection with acquisitions and divestitures of businesses, divisions, and product lines.
  • Structures and negotiates various transactions between clients and third parties.
  • Analyzes and evaluates risk and opportunities for clients with respect to pending or contemplated transactions.
  • Conducts high level due diligence.
  • Oversees general tax planning with respect to transactions.


  • Big Shoulders Fund
  • Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
  • Economic Club of Chicago
  • State of Illinois Certified Public Accountant
  • Admitted, United States Tax Court
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) – Series 7 and 66 securities licenses
  • Director of the Lincoln Park Zoo board


Marquette University – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Bachelor of Science in Accounting

University of Wisconsin – Madison, Wisconsin
Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude