Our team is committed to embodying our values daily, treating every partnership as if is our own business. When you choose our team you are choosing empathy & execution.

You are choosing, Geist & 168th | Humanity x Business Discipline

Tom Nolan

Founder and Partnership Lead

Tom has 5 years of corporate strategy and finance experience. He worked on acquisition integration at Cisco Systems from 2014 through January 2017. He then worked on portfolio company optimization and capital markets for a mid-size private equity group, before leaving to start Geist & 168 in 2019 

Tom has experience in operational improvement across various industries including healthcare, software, business services, and training/education has worked on more than $1 billion in capital transactions including leading the largest capital transaction in the firms history. He has experience in hiring, working with, and advising executive leadership teams. He brings a pragmatic approach to business and a focus on simplicity and relationships. Tom graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Klayton is a passionate financial professional with comprehensive experience in mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Geist & 168th in 2019, Klayton provided buy-side and sell-side expertise in capital markets for a private equity group operating across several industries, including financial services, healthcare, media, and consumer goods. In addition to working on over $700 million in prospective capital transactions, Klayton has lead growth initiatives, economic research, budgetary planning, and financial forecasting. Klaytons tenacious, ground up approach to each new analysis invokes confidence for Geist’s clients. He holds a BA in Economics, cum laude, from Lebanon Valley College, where he was a member of the varsity lacrosse and ice hockey teams, and an M.S. in finance from Villanova University.

Klayton Garman

Strategic Finance Lead