Thomas K. Hoops, CFA

President & Chief Operating Officer

Tom Hoops is the president and chief operating officer at New Republic Partners. He leads the firm’s innovative investment platform, bringing insights and experience from a 35-year career in global asset management and fresh perspectives on the new dynamics of financial markets. 

Tom is one of the chief architects of the firm’s vision for providing clients with next-level access to investment and credit solutions usually reserved for large institutional investors. 

Prior to founding New Republic Partners, Tom held senior level executive positions in leading global financial services firms, bringing expertise in global asset management, strategic investments and corporate strategy. 

His experience includes leadership as a member of the executive committee at Legg Mason Global Asset Management where he was responsible for the firm’s global product organization, global M&A and strategic investments. He held a number of posts at Wells Fargo, including head of Affiliated Managers at Wells Fargo Asset Management, global chief operating officer of Wachovia’s Evergreen Investments, and chief investment officer of Wachovia’s Strategic Ventures Group. 

Tom received his bachelor’s degree in computer science and economics from Duke University, a J.D. degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law and an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina. 

Tom also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.