Thomas Bowden

Vice President
Richmond, VA
(804) 398-8577
tbowden@nullhjsims.com

“The best part of my role is when the proverbial light bulbs of board members turn on, and I can rest easy knowing whatever decision they make is an informed one.”

Based in Richmond, Virginia, Tom leads business development efforts in Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia where he is a highly respected investment banker dedicated to the senior living industry. Tom spent seven years as Vice President with BB&T Capital Markets, serving senior living clients in the Southeast region of the U.S. Prior to BB&T, Tom interned in the public finance investment banking group with Davenport & Company, LLC, and served as a Senate Page in the U.S. Congress.

Tom is focused on raising capital for retirement communities, with a significant emphasis on those organized as non-profits. Well-versed in various aspects of senior living governance and operations, Tom consistently strives to further his knowledge for the benefit of his clients.

Tom is most excited when leading discussions focused on industry and capital markets education, which he views as a fundamental and necessary baseline of understanding for decision making. He is gifted at distilling information at a high-level, empowering his clients to clearly view their options ensuring they make the best choice for their organization.

Tom earned a B.S. in accounting and business administration from Washington and Lee University, where he was involved in the Executive Committee of the Student Body, played on the Varsity Golf team.

The son of a fine artist and lawyer/inventor, Tom inherited both creative and resourceful qualities, which have served him well in his career. In his free time, Tom enjoys golfing and spending time with his wife, Melinda, and their two rescue cats, Marco and Polly.

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