Thomas Back


Thom serves as an Asset Liability Management Consultant to new and prospective clients. He has significant financial institution experience consulting with and investing in community banks across the United States, sitting on boards of directors of portfolio companies, and regulating bank holding companies in the upper Midwest. Before joining Performance Trust in November 2016, Thom was a Senior Manager in the Chicago office of Wipfli––a Wisconsin-based accounting and consulting firm––helping financial institutions with strategic and capital planning. Prior to Wipfli, Thom was a Principal at Community BanCapital, and was responsible for sourcing, evaluating and monitoring subordinated debt investments in community banks. From 2010 to 2012, Thom was a vice president with Commerce Street Capital, a community bank-focused private investment firm based in Dallas, TX. Thom has also spent 10 years in the Federal Reserve System, most recently as a supervision analyst with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Previously, he worked in the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s corporate administration function where he provided analytical and managerial support to the Chicago Fed president and senior leadership team. Thom began his career in finance as a research associate for the Director of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

Thom holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Trinity College and an MBA from University of Chicago.