Tom Reedy has had a strong belief in the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) business since the early 1980’s when he worked as an Internal Auditor at McDonald’s Corporation. Even as Tom moved into his career in financial services, he always maintained a relationship to the QSR business through covering the industry either as a banker or overseeing a restaurant group at EVEREN. Tom’s long relationship with the industry has culminated in his role in establishing Kava and becoming the CEO of one of the largest Tim Hortons operators in the world.
In addition to his role at Kava, Tom is a Senior Managing Director of Dillon Kane Group LLC, a privately-held entrepreneurial firm that invests in, builds and revitalizes technology solution businesses. With over thirty years of entrepreneurial experience in financial services and technology, Tom’s leadership empowers professionals within organizations to act as a stimulus for growth strategies. Prior to joining Dillon Kane Group, Tom served as CEO & Chairman of iTRACS Corporation, a market leading infrastructure technology company. Prior to iTRACS, Tom spent over twenty years in the investment business. During this period, Tom served as Senior Executive Vice President at EVEREN Securities, the tenth largest U.S. brokerage firm, where he had responsibility for all Capital Markets activities. Tom has earned a reputation for establishing and tapping into networks reflecting a rich diversity of business, technical and entrepreneurial IQ to nurture disruptive and breakthrough innovations, speed time to market, and improve organizational outcomes. Tom’s market reputation reflects a commitment to creating long-term shareholder value, leveraging balanced portfolios of growth initiatives, and maintaining a high level of integrity and transparency.
A committed community leader, Tom’s public service includes a Presidential appointment (1997 – President William J. Clinton) to the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars. Shortly after, Tom was appointed Chairman of The Center’s Investment Policy Committee. During Tom’s six-year term as Chairman, he orchestrated comprehensive change in the investment policy and focus of the Center’s endowment funds.
Tom holds a BA in Accounting from Illinois State University, and an MBA in Finance from the University of Michigan. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Managerial Accountant, and has multiple securities industry accreditations. Tom and his wife, Melissa, reside in Hinsdale, Illinois and have four children.