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  • Thomas C. Sulger

    Managing Director

    Tom Sulger joined NW Financial in January 2020 as Managing Director. After spending the last 25 years with Gates Capital Corporation in New York City. As a founding partner in 1992, this specialty investment bank concentrated on the sales and trading of debt products and investment banking services primarily on behalf of 501 c 3 not for profit clients. Mr. Sulger spent the last twelve years as CEO, before Gates closed in 2019.

    While CEO, Mr. Sulger oversaw approximately $2 billion in underwritings, placements and advisory contracts.  He also collaborated with the Gates banking team to originate, structure, price and sell approximately $400 million in high yield municipals rated Baa1/BBB+ and below. He was active in the secondary markets as well working with the firm’s institutional clientele with a particular focus on high yield and distressed situations.

    In addition to complementing the existing NW Capital Markets high yield team, he will pursue various 501 c 3 project financing opportunities. His experience includes charter and independent schools, youth facilities and other human service organizations.

    Before Gates, he was a Vice President at Langdon P. Cook and Co. from 1986-1992 where he concentrated on sales, trading and underwriting municipal bonds.


    Colorado College
    B.A in Political Economics

    FINRA licenses
    7 (Full Registration/General Securities Representative)
    24 (General Securities Principal)
    52 (Municipal Securities Representative)
    53 (Municipal Securities Principal)
    63 (Uniform Securities Agent)
    SIE (Securities Industry Essentials Examination)

    Contact Thomas at tsulger@nwfinancial.com