Rick Thomas Named FOCUS Chief Executive Officer and Doug Rodgers Becomes Firm Chairman

Photo: Rick Thomas

Rick Thomas, FOCUS CEO

Washington, DC, (March 28, 2019) – FOCUS Investment Banking, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance advisory services, announced today that Rick Thomas has been named Chief Executive Officer while Doug Rodgers is named the firm’s Chairman.

Photo: Douglas E. Rodgers

Douglas E. Rodgers, FOCUS Chairman

2018 was a pivotal year for FOCUS. The firm transitioned to an ESOP form of ownership at the same time it experienced the most productive year in its history. After 17 years as CEO, the timing was perfect for Doug Rodgers to become Chairman of FOCUS as the Board names Rick Thomas the firm’s new Chief Executive Officer.

Rick Thomas, in the role of CEO, will be responsible for both day-to-day management of FOCUS, as well as leading the firm’s long-term strategic development.  According to Mr. Thomas, “Doug and I are both very excited about the future of FOCUS and look forward to working with the entire FOCUS team to continue to build on the foundation we have established over the last 17 years.”

Added Doug Rodgers, “Rick has demonstrated his ability to be a leader, a thoughtful listener, an effective communicator, and a strategic thinker; he is the right person to lead FOCUS going forward. We look forward to a strong and exciting future together as we continue to foster the growth of not only the firm, but also the people who make up our entire team.”

About FOCUS Investment Banking

With more than three decades of experience, FOCUS Investment Banking is a trusted name in M&A advisory services worldwide.  FOCUS works to understand each client’s strategic and financial objectives, craft the best plan to achieve these goals, and deliver success.  Whether helping to sell, buy, or raise capital, FOCUS strives to maximize the value of every transaction to the benefit of its clients. Securities transactions conducted by FOCUS Securities LLC, an affiliated company, registered Broker Dealer member FINRA/SIPC. For more information on FOCUS, visit www.focusbankers.com.