Thomas D. Stocks III joined SJNMA as chief financial officer in August 2018 and was elected as the 17th president of the Academy effective April 1, 2019. Previously, he founded Elston Capital Partners, LLC (ECP), in 2011. Prior to forming ECP, he was a managing director with Starboard Capital Partners, LLC. His earlier experience includes operating experience as the CEO of The Park Corporation, investing and capital raising at The Buckingham Group and Trivest, Inc., as well as several years of financial experience including three CFO positions in middle market companies and earlier junior positions at Fortune 500 companies.
He attended Wabash College and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a 1969 graduate of St. John's Military Academy as well as a former member of the SJNMA Board of Trustees and chair of the finance committee.