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Thomas F. Walker, Jr.

Managing Partner, Managing Director – Baker Tilly Capital, CPA, JD, CGMA
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 is also the firm practice leader of transaction advisory services and private equity. Tom has significant experience in structuring and negotiating transitions across a broad range of industries.

Experience

  • 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.

Involvement

  • Director of the Big Shoulders Fund
  • Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
  • Economic Club of Chicago
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant
  • 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

Education

Marquette University – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Bachelor of Science in Accounting

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