Thomas S. Butler

Managing Director

Tom Butler brings broad experience in finance, accounting, strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions to Bel Air Partners where he is responsible for initiating, negotiating and closing major transactions on behalf of our clients. 

Prior to joining Bel Air, Mr. Butler served as senior vice president, Corporate Development at AutoNation, where he led the team responsible for over 150 dealership acquisition transactions totaling over $4 billion in purchase price. During his tenure, automotive retail revenue grew from zero to $20 billion.  

Previously Mr. Butler was a manager at Coopers & Lybrand and an associate at the First Boston Corporation.  Mr. Butler holds a MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a BS in accounting from Bucknell University.