BLUFFTON, S.C. – Stonehenge Capital Company, LLC, is pleased to announce that L’Quentus Thomas has been promoted to Managing Director. The promotion was recently announced at the firm’s 20th anniversary meeting in Bluffton, South Carolina. As Managing Director, Thomas will continue to manage and grow the operations of Stonehenge Community Development, the firm’s national platform committed to investing in economically distressed communities and areas targeted for revitalization.
“In the Community Development business line, we believe that doing more with investment means doing more for businesses and communities that are often overlooked or underserved by most investment firms,” said Thomas, who has managed the business line for approximately seven years. “We invest with a purpose: to transform our nation’s workforce and communities. In the process, we have created and retained over 25,000 jobs in our nation’s most distressed areas. It is an honor to continue to lead Stonehenge Capital into a bright future, which includes our core mission of transforming our nation’s most vulnerable and distressed communities for decades to come.”
Thomas joined Stonehenge Capital in 2005 as a member of the principal investing division, Stonehenge Growth Capital, where he focused on providing equity and mezzanine capital to growing companies operating in New York. Prior to joining Stonehenge Capital, Thomas worked as a credit analyst with Moody’s Investors Service, where he covered a national portfolio of transportation, utility and infrastructure credits.
Thomas earned a Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College and an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the Stern School of Business at New York University. He is a Trustee of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, where he serves on the Investment and Budget Finance & Audit committees, respectively. Thomas is also an avid supporter of youth development organizations, serving as a founding Board Member of the Student Diplomacy Corps in New York, New York, and as co-founder and Board Member of the Brooklyn Crescents Youth Lacrosse Club in Brooklyn, New York.
Reflecting on his expanded leadership role, Thomas said: “Having worked in multiple lines of business at Stonehenge for nearly 15 years, I have great appreciation and confidence in the strength of our businesses and the excellence of our teams. As Managing Director, I look forward to not only broadening the firm’s capacity to drive more dollars into smart investments, but also to working with our partners to foster sustainable economic development in underserved communities across the United States.”
About Stonehenge Capital
As a national leader in specialty finance, Stonehenge Capital has invested in a variety of small businesses, real estate developments, historic rehabilitation projects, renewable energy installations and film and entertainment productions in more than 30 states across the country, generating various state incentives across the United States without having a single incentive recaptured, disallowed, or forfeited. Our investments support a variety of financing needs in small towns, rural communities and major urban centers across the country. Stonehenge employs over 50 professionals,who foster collaboration by sharing their expertise and relationships across business lines, industries and states.
With main offices in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Columbus, Ohio,and six additional offices across the country, Stonehenge Capital is equipped with the people and resources necessary to do more with financial capital on a national scale. By doing business differently and offering the kind of fresh thinking that leads to innovation, Stonehenge sets the example for how a successful capital investment firm should operate.