Thomas Dundon

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Thomas Dundon
Born1972 (age 46–47)
ResidenceDallas, Texas, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
EducationSouthern Methodist University (B.S.)
OccupationFinancial services
Entertainment
Professional sports owner
Known forOwner of the Carolina Hurricanes
Chairman and Managing Partner of Dundon Capital Partners

Thomas Dundon (born 1972) is an American businessman, specializing in financial services and entertainment. He serves as Chairman and Managing Partner of Dundon Capital Partners in Dallas, Texas and is the owner of the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League.

Dundon was born in New York and raised in Texas. He attended Southern Methodist University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in economics in 1993 and served as president of Phi Gamma Delta. He soon after operated a restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas. Later, with a number of partners, he co-founded a business focused primarily on subprime automobile financing called Drive Financial Services, LP, which eventually became Santander Consumer USA, a large U.S. consumer finance company majority held by Banco Santander. By the time he left in 2015, Dundon served as chairman and chief executive officer of the company. After leaving Santander, Dundon started his own firm Dundon Capital Partners and bought a 33-story building in downtown Dallas, to house it.[1][2]

Dundon also owns Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas and one-quarter of TopGolf as well as the majority of Employer Direct, a healthcare services company.

Carolina Hurricanes[edit]

In late 2017, Dundon became involved in purchasing the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League from owner Peter Karmanos Jr. who had owned the team since it was the Hartford Whalers.[3] He became majority owner of the team on January 11, 2018 in a transaction where he purchased 52% of the team and the operating rights to PNC Arena for $420 million.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "For Dallas' newest billionaire, early failure set stage for success | Business". Dallas News. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  2. ^ "Tom Dundon | Carolina Hurricanes". Nhl.com. January 11, 2018. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  3. ^ Rogers Digital Media (November 29, 2017). "Carolina Hurricanes confirm sale talks with Dallas billionaire". Sportsnet.ca. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  4. ^ Mike Ozanian. "Carolina Hurricanes Sold To Tom Dundon For $420 Million". Forbes.com. Retrieved January 17, 2018.