Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Innovation
Thomas Song is Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Innovation for Choice Hotels International, Inc. Mr. Song leads Choice’s strategic initiatives that drive growth and profitability which include corporate investments, acquisitions, joint ventures, real estate investments, strategic business alliances and innovation initiatives. Mr. Song also has responsibility for overseeing Choice’s portfolio of growth businesses and partnerships.
Mr. Song has over 20 years of experience in corporate development, consulting and investment banking. Previously, he served as vice president and head of corporate development and strategy for The Hanover Insurance Group including global operations through Chaucer (Lloyd's of London). In his role as head of corporate development, Tom has led over 25 corporate transactions in his career involving public and private company acquisitions, dispositions and carve outs, capital raises, private company growth investments and startups.
Earlier, Mr. Song was an investment banker at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. and Cochran Caronia (now Macquarie Capital) and a management consultant at DiamondCluster (now PwC) where he worked with a wide range of Fortune 500 and mid-sized clients. Mr. Song has also served on the boards of directors of operating companies and has held interim leadership roles in technology and operations .
Mr. Song received his MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, and his BA with honors from the University of Chicago.
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