• Tom Westdyk

    Tom Westdyk

    Group Head and Managing Director, CIT Communications & Technology Finance

    Tom Westdyk is Group Head and Managing Director of CIT Communications & Technology Finance. In this role, he is responsible for the group's leveraged finance origination and advisory efforts for all Communications, Information Services and Technology industry sectors. These sectors include cable television, wireline, wireless, communications towers, information technology, software, data centers and related industries. 

    His areas of expertise include corporate financing, senior debt and mezzanine financing and trends in the film and entertainment industries.

    From 1998 to 2003, Westdyk was the leader of the group's syndications and structuring efforts, providing underwriting, senior debt sales and advisory services to various communications and media clients throughout North America for the group's $1.5 billion portfolio.

    From 1994 to 1998, Westdyk was a member of Toronto Dominion's Communications and Media Group and was involved in the analysis, structuring, negotiation, credit approval and documentation of transactions in the wireline, wireless, cable and broadcasting industries, which totaled commitments of more than $3 billion. He also worked closely with the firm's high yield, mergers & acquisitions and merchant banking teams to deliver products at all levels of the capital structure.

    Before joining Toronto Dominion, Westdyk was with Westpac Banking Corporation for four years and First Fidelity Bank, where he completed its credit and management training program.

    He holds a BS in Finance from Lehigh University and an MBA in international finance from Fordham University.