Innovation Forum Speaker

Bill Thomson

Managing Director – Fuel Services & Convenience

BMO Harris

Session Description

Lending to the C-Store Industry: a Bank Market Update

BMO Harris Bank’s Fuel Services & Convenience group will review some of the effects of COVID-19 on the convenience and gas industry and where we could be heading, while providing a commercial banking update. We will examine some of the changes to the lending market since March, best practices as you prepare to refinance, and discuss the importance of having a strong banking partner


Bill Thomson leads BMO Harris Bank’s Fuel Services & Convenience commercial banking group.  As head of the group since 2019, Bill oversees and supports a team of banking professionals who develop client relationships across the U.S. providing capital solutions to retail and wholesale fuel distributions companies.

His experience includes over 20 years in corporate and investment banking at BMO Financial Group, working with clients in various industries across the United States.  Bill has a range of clients whose ownership profiles include public, sponsor and privately held.  He has assisted them with bank financing, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alternatives and capital raising.