Thomas Nicholas Trkla is the founding member, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Brookwood Financial Partners, LLC (“Brookwood”) and BW Gas & Convenience Holdings, LLC, (d/b/a/ “Yesway”). Tom directs all aspects of Brookwood’s and Yesway’s businesses, including managing operations, shaping and setting the company’s culture, values, and principles, assembling and leading the senior management team, formulating and implementing investment and disposition strategies, and evaluating, structuring, and capitalizing the companies’ acquisitions. Tom chairs Brookwood’s and Yesway’s Executive, Operating, and Investment Committees. Prior to founding Brookwood and Yesway, Tom was a senior executive with Winthrop Securities Co., Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Winthrop Financial Associates, a Boston-based real estate investment and management firm.
Before Winthrop, Tom was a Vice President at The Boston Company Real Estate Counsel, Inc., one of the first real estate investment advisors to large public and private tax-exempt pension plan sponsors in the United States. Tom currently serves as an Advisory Committee member of the Massachusetts Campaign for Children, a non-profit statewide child advocacy organization, a Director of the Princeton Association of New England, a Director of the Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education, a member of the Advisory Council for the James Madison Society at Princeton University, and a member of the Urban Land Institute. Tom is a graduate of Princeton University and received a Master of Management degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. In 2004, Tom completed the Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. Tom was recently named a “CSP 2020 Power 20 Deal Maker”