Tom Lesch
Head of Debt Capital Markets
+1 312 670 5931

Tom heads both Livingstone and Sharp's Debt Capital markets practice, having built the team since joining Livingstone in 2011. He raises debt capital and arranges financings for a variety of transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, recapitalizations, and refinancings.

With two decades of experience in lending and advisory roles, Tom has become a trusted advisor to private equity firms and business owners. Throughout his career, Tom has worked with a variety of companies across a breadth of industries, focusing on finding the optimal credit structure so his clients can focus on their bottom line.

Prior to joining Livingstone, Tom worked in commercial banking at BMO Harris Bank and Bank of America / LaSalle Bank. Tom began his career in commercial finance with GE Capital.


  • MBA, University of Chicago
  • BA, Denison University

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