Thomas N. Trkla is a member and the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Brookwood, which he founded in May 1993, and Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Brookwood Securities Partners, LLC, Brookwood’s wholly owned broker-dealer. He is also the founder of Yesway and has served as Yesway’s Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President since its formation. He is the Chairman of Brookwood’s and Yesway’s Executive and Investment Committees. Mr. Trkla directs all aspects of Brookwood’s and Yesway’s businesses, including managing operations, shaping, and setting the company’s culture, values, and principles, assembling and leading the senior management team, formulating and implementing investment and disposition strategies, and evaluating, structuring, and capitalizing the company’s acquisitions. Mr. Trkla currently serves as an Advisory Committee member of the Massachusetts Campaign for Children, a non-profit statewide child advocacy organization, a Director of the Princeton Association of New England, a Director of the Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education, a Director of the Land Conservation Assistance Network (LandCAN), a member of the Advisory Council for the James Madison Society at Princeton University, and a member of the Urban Land Institute. In 2021, Mr. Trkla was named an Entrepreneur of The Year® 2021 Southwest Award winner by Ernst & Young LLP.
Mr. Trkla holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University and a Master of Management degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. In 2004, he completed the Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School.