Tom Kominsky '03 Joins Student Transportation Inc. as Chief Growth Officer
June 22, 2015
Thomas M. Kominsky, a 2003 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed chief growth officer for Student Transportation Inc. (NASDAQ: STB). He comes the post from BMO Capital Markets in Chicago where he's worked since 2007, most recently as director of industrials investment banking and sector head for transportation and logistics.
Founded in 1997, Student Transportation Inc. is a provider of school bus transportation and management services, operating more than 12,500 vehicles in North America.
"At STI, Mr. Kominsky will initially concentrate on leveraging STI's core competencies to develop new business strategies and integrate sales programs for the company's new non-asset group of businesses including the company's new management and consulting services unit, Transportation Sector Consultants (TSC), its soon to be launched joint venture of online driver training modules through a cost effective and easy to use Learning Management System (LMS) and rapidly expanding its innovative mobile application developed for parents throughout the United States and Canada," today's announcement notes.
"Tom will be a key part of the STI senior management team and a tremendous resource with his background in growing businesses, corporate banking, capital markets and strategic planning," says Denis J. Gallagher, chairman and CEO of STI. "He brings an enormous amount of discipline, energy, expertise and financial systems management to STI. He has been working with our CFO Pat Walker and me as part of our external investment banking team for the last four years and knows our company well. Developing the teams and marketing strategies to sign up school districts and other customers for our app and our TSC Partners Program will be an immediate first target. There are huge opportunities in both the core contracted business as well as these new businesses to leverage relationships we have developed over the years."
An economics major at DePauw, Kominsky received his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
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