Thomas Hillman has invested in private business enterprises throughout his career. He owns multiple investment platforms and serves on multiple boards of directors; currently on Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s Finance & Planning Committee and co-chairing their Danforth Circle Eliot Membership Committee at Washington University Board of Trustees.
Early Life and Education
Thomas Hillman was a man of strong moral principles. As the primary provider for his family and an accomplished carpenter, he enjoyed hunting, camping, spending time with them as well as starting each day off right with coffee in front of Bonanza or Clint Eastwood movies on television.
David and Jennifer have invested in various private business enterprises ranging from processing control device remanufacture to low-income housing tax credit sales. Furthermore, they are committed philanthropists as members of Danforth Circle Chancellor’s Level and Washington University’s Board of Trustees; plus directors for Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation, Innovate St Louis and Healthpoint Capital LP.
Tom is an original founder and Board member of Answers (an internet lead generation company) and Hoover’s, Inc. Additionally, he serves as Chairman of Young Presidents’ Organization- St Louis Chapter as well as Gold International Member.
Tom Hillman is an experienced businessperson with an expansive array of private enterprises to his name. He oversees multiple investment platforms, such as Lewis & Clark Holdings and FTL Capital Partners, which specialize in growth capital, venture capital / high potential Series A/B round investments across a wide variety of industries.
Hillman has also been an active philanthropist in St. Louis. In 2015, he and his wife Jennifer established the Hillman Scholars Program at the St. Louis Community Foundation to assist college-bound students who have financial need.
They have given generously to several nonprofit organizations, including the Center for Creative Arts, Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation and Innovate St Louis. Tom Hillman serves as a Danforth Circle Chancellor’s Level member within YPO/WPO.
Achievement and Honors
Tom Hillman is an accomplished business owner. He serves on various boards, such as Answers (internet lead generation and search engine company) as a director, Hoover’s, Inc. (a public business content and research provider), Barnes Jewish Hospital Foundation Board and Innovate St Louis Board membership and also holds membership at Danforth Circle Chancellor’s level.
FTL Capital Partners, run by FTL’s founding couple – former sales promotion, advertising and events professionals Jennifer and Eric – oversees an expansive portfolio of businesses that span mineral manufacturing, low-income housing development, tax credit sales and education technology – as well as active membership of Danforth Circle Eliot Membership Committee and Brown School National Council.
The Hillmans have made an outstanding donation to the Brown School to aid with expanding social work, public health and policy programs. In honour of this generous gift, a new facility will be named Hillman Hall in their honour.
Tom was an excellent, hardworking individual who was deeply committed to both his family and close friends. His passion was hunting and fishing; he took great pride in his woodworking abilities – often making gifts for them all as presents!
Hillman and his wife Jennifer Miller Hillman (a Washington University graduate), longstanding members of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), support YPO’s work to advance leadership development in St. Louis where they reside. He currently sits on Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s Board of Trustees as Finance & Planning Committee Chairman as well as boards such as Innovate St. Louis and Healthpoint Capital LP as well as being on its YPO Gold International Board.
He serves as chair for both YPO’s central region and St. Louis chapters and also oversees its YPO University @University program.
His father Henry Hillman expanded from coal and coke mining in Pittsburgh to include steel, banking, real estate, venture capital and venture funding. Henry also established the Hillman Foundation which has given millions to institutions such as the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Regan serves on the Advisory Board for Automation Service, a remanufacturer of process control devices. Additionally, he acts as Executive Chairman for Pulse Therapeutics a biomedical company and sits on their Board. Furthermore he sits as trustee for Washington University in St Louis as well as on their Board.
He is reported to own approximately 402,628 shares of Hillman Solutions Corp, worth more than $3 Million, as per reports. You can view his latest trading activity here; his biggest trade was exercising 3,868 units of Lawson Products stock on 10 May 2011 worth $156,345, although he also frequently makes smaller trades across many stocks.