Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 10:02 am
Thomas Kintis, CPA and president of CGK Investment Banking, in Waukesha
Name: Thomas Kintis, CPA
Company: CGK Investment Banking
Company address: 23217 W Stoneridge Drive Ste 350, Waukesha
Company web site: www.cgkib.com
Industry: Mergers and Acquisitions
Education: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, degree in accounting, 1985
Family: Son, Alex 16; and daughter, Kylee, 12
Hobbies and Interests: Volleyball, biking
Favorite book: "Blue Ocean Strategy: How to CreateUncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant" by W. Chan Kim and Renne Mauborgne
Musician/band: Def Leppard
Favorite place to visit/vacation: Disney World
Favorite local restaurant: "Coerper’s 5 O’Clock Club for the best steak, Marty’s Pizza for a good slice and nothing beats Kopp’s for a burger."
Words to live by: "Live your life as simply as possible."
What is your core philosophy for doing business? "I focus on the goals of the client and make sure that the sale process meets or exceeds their expectations, not just getting the deal done. I look at the big picture not just the sale to insure that we help them reach the maximum reward from their life’s hard work."
Who is your role model and why? "Wilbur Ross is a private equity investor known for restructuring financially distressed companies into successful profitable companies. Able to identify value in a company and realizes that there is a way to keep manufacturing in the US and still be profitable."
What was the funniest thing that has ever happened to you? “On a cross country flight with a client to his company in California, he leans across the isle and asks when I am going to hang out my own shingle. This lead to quite an interesting discussion which upon landing he summed it up by saying once you do, call me. Flash forward five years and the former client is now working with me doing deals."