Thomas D. Christopoul

Director since 2013 
Mr. Christopoul has served as a co-founder and Executive Vice President of 54 Madison Partners, a real estate private equity investment firm, since 2015.  He previously served as a Senior Partner and Head of Real Estate Investment, at Cain Hoy Enterprises, LLC, an investment firm launched by Guggenheim Partners, since 2014. Prior to that time, Mr. Christopoul was a Senior Managing Director in the Real Estate Group at Guggenheim Partners, since 2013. Previously, he was a senior advisor at Falconhead Capital, LLC, a boutique private equity firm in New York City, since 2009, and served as executive chairman of two of Falconhead’s portfolio companies – GPSi Holdings, LLC and Rita’s Water Ice Franchise Company. Mr. Christopoul is also an active venture capital investor through Somerset Shore Associates, Inc., a private investment company he founded in 2006.  Mr. Christopoul served as a director, member of the audit committee and chairman of the compensation committee of the board of directors of Apollo Residential Mortgage, Inc. until it was acquired in 2016. Prior to joining Falconhead, Mr. Christopoul was President and Chief Executive Officer of Resources Connection, Inc., a multi-national professional services firm; prior thereto, he was an independent member on Resources’ board of directors.