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Tom Van Gilder

Tom Van Gilder, Vice President, Hospitality Industry M&A Services
Inland Empire Office: 714-328-4064

As Vice President of Hospitality Industry M&A Services and as a seasoned business merger and acquisition intermediary, Tom brings substantial expertise and over three decades of knowledge to the Chase Group team of professionals. Tom's background includes an executive career spanning over 30 years and held the position of Vice President of Marie Calendar's Restaurants and Vice President of F&B for Woodfin Suites Hotels. During his career in the hotel and restaurant industry, he headed corporate real estate, marketing, planning & logistics, multi-unit operations and training departments.

In addition to his corporate experience, Tom honed his entrepreneur expertise as an owner of several casual restaurants and fast-food franchise businesses over the years and continues to provide professional restaurant consulting services for investment groups and independent owners. From time to time, he has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Phoenix and Chaffey College. He offers client services to restaurants, restaurants chains, motels/hotels, car washes, supermarkets, personnel staffing firms, gas stations, professional service businesses, auto service, manufacturing firms and many other types of businesses.

This combination of executive, academic and hands-on business ownership affords him a unique understanding and substantial set of business skills to assist his clients in the process of selling or buying a business. Additionally, Tom is the founder of both InterCal Business Advisors and InterCal Hospitality Consultants.

Tom earned his BSBA degree in Marketing from West Virginia University, a MS degree in Hotel & Food Service Management from Florida International University, and his MBA degree from the University of Redlands. Tom is a licensed Business Brokermember in good standing with the California Association of Business Brokers.
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