Tom Rounds brings 25 years business transactional and lending experience to bear in helping his clients “get the deal done.” He graduated from South Dakota State University with a degree in Commercial Economics and then spent 3 years in Texas, working in telecommunications for GTE of the Southwest. An opportunity to work at a small local bank brought him and his family back to his hometown of Pierre where he has been working with the business community ever since.
Tom has worked with American State Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, and Home Federal Bank. He understands SBA 504 and 7A lending. He is also a business owner himself (he owns a graphic design/sign/t-shirt/sporting goods company and a distillery) and is familiar with operations, employee retention, and all aspects of starting and growing a business.
Tom loves reviewing the finances and putting the deal together. He understands the needs of the business owners. He also has developed the network in the region to match buyers with sellers and dreamers and doers with the right lenders.
In addition, Tom is a Past President and has served on the Pierre Economic Development Corporation Board (PEDCO) for 16 years. PEDCO honored him with its annual Vernon Schuetzle Award of Excellence for “Selfless in giving of themselves to the spirit of economic development in central South Dakota.”
He is also active in general service to his community having been Past President of the Pierre/Fort Pierre Exchange Club; PEDCO Board; Capitol Area Soccer Association; Pierre Youth Wrestling; Past Chairperson and served 23 years on the City of Pierre’s Park and Recreation Board; Hughes County Board of Adjustments; and Chairman of Hughes County Planning and Zoning Board.
Tom is married, has 4 grown children and 8 grandchildren.