Thomas (Tom) Bell

Managing Director
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Tom spent 11 years leading and growing national Commercial Banking client-coverage Lines of Business at JPMorgan (Head of Corporate Client Banking Oil & Gas Group) and then at HSBC (Co-Head of US Large Corporate Banking Group).

As functional CEO, he was ultimately responsible for all aspects of Group performance including final client/prospect approval, structuring and risk/return retention decisions on hundreds of companies.  Tom has comprehensive experience with corporate and investment banking products and services having advised and financed companies through 1980s, Great Recession and 2014-2017 energy price drop including:

• RBL/ABL/working capital/cash flow/international finance
• Distressed/restructuring situations
• Acquisition financings
• Public and alternative capital markets
• Commodities/interest rate derivatives
• ESG/I and Reputational Risk evaluation

Tom also has practical experience with ESG/I Risk.  At JPMorgan, he was Business Sponsor of the 2011 inaugural ESG review of 100 mid/small cap and private equity oil and gas clients in his Group.  Since 2018, Tom has devoted significant time to ESG/I Risk and its impact on both Capital Providers and Capital Consumers.

Education

Tom received his AB (Geology) from Dartmouth College and his MSc. (Geology) from The University of Western Ontario.