Tom Korzenecki is the founder of Grand Avenue Capital Partners, a mid-market investment bank which has been active in raising capital for private companies in China and merger/acquisition  transactions for US private companies.  

Tom spend 15 years in the energy industry with Atlantic Richfield and Occidental Petroleum. He worked in chemical and refinery operations, crude oil trading, financial management, strategic planning and was involved in M&A assignments. After his first M&A transaction  in Germany in 1979, he  became a key adviser in the ENI-Oxy joint petrochemical partnership in Italy and the Oxy acquisition of Cities Service. He is an entrepreneur, acquiring and operating  four  niche manufacturing companies in the packaging industry. He returned to the deal business founding a FINRA-licensed investment bank, Grand Avenue Capital Partners.

He has been involved on the boards of art organizations in Philadelphia and Los Angeles as well as private company boards in Southern California.

Mr. Korzenecki earned a BS in Fire Protection Engineering and a BS in Chemical Engineering both from the Illinois Institute of Technology, an MBA in Finance from the University of Houston and an MBT in Corporate Taxation from the University of  Southern California.