Thomas Reedy

MBA '84
Senior Managing Partner
Dillon Kane Group

Career Background

Thomas Reedy is Senior Managing Partner of Dillon Kane Group LLC, and Chairman and CEO of Kava Restaurants LLC. With more than 35 years of entrepreneurial experience merging business, finance, and technology into high-growth commercial ventures, Tom’s leadership empowers professionals within organizations to act as a stimulus for growth strategies. Tom’s demonstrated expertise includes cultivating opportunities in new and existing markets, manifesting portfolios of innovation, and managing to success.

Technology and Finance
Tom’s management expertise spans business creation and acquisition, enterprise technology, operations, capital markets, investment banking, and executive consulting. As a leader at Dillon Kane Group, Tom is renowned for building and managing balanced portfolios of diverse technology-based businesses to create long-term value for shareholders, partners, and customers. Tom has a reputation for establishing and tapping into a rich diversity of business, technical, and entrepreneurial IQ to nurture disruptive innovations and speed time-to-market with impeccable integrity and transparency. He has launched technology entities, managed software “lift-outs” from corporate parents, created equity funds, and cultivated a network of business partnerships that connect talent to opportunity. Prior to joining the Dillon Kane Group, Tom served as CEO & Chairman of iTRACS Corporation, a market leading infrastructure technology management company acquired by CommScope under Tom’s leadership. Prior to iTRACS, Tom spent 20 years as a senior leader in the investment business. During this period, Tom served as Senior Executive Vice President at EVEREN Securities, the tenth largest brokerage firm in the U.S., where he had responsibility for all Capital Markets activities.

Quick-Service Restaurant
Tom established Kava Restaurants LLC in 2017 and has quickly grown it into one of the largest Tim Horton franchise operators in the State of Michigan. Tom’s strong belief in the quick-service restaurant (QSR) business reaches back to the early 1980s, when he worked as an Internal Auditor at McDonald’s Corporation. Even as Tom’s career flourished in finance and investment banking, he maintained QSR relationships as a banker or overseeing a restaurant group at EVEREN. Kava Restaurants operates 14 Tim Hortons and 4 Cold Stone Creamery restaurants across Michigan.

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 investment policy and focus of the Center’s endowment funds.

Tom lives in Hinsdale, Illinois with his wife of 32 years and has four children. Tom holds a bachelor’s degree 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.