Thomas Kominsky has been named chief growth officer for Student Transportation Inc. (STI) and will work with STI's Innovation and Technology Group, which is based in Charleston, South Carolina.
Kominsky comes to STI from BMO Capital Markets, where he was the director of industrial investment banking and sector head for transportation and logistics, with which he had served in various capacities since beginning with the company in 2007. Additionally, he served as vice president of mergers and acquisitions.
At STI, Kominsky's focus will be on leveraging STI's core competencies to develop new business strategies and integrate sales programs for the company's new non-asset group of businesses, including a management and consulting services unit. Transportation Sector Consultants (TSC) will soon be launched as a joint venture of online driver training modules, and STI will rapidly expand its innovative SafeStop mobile application developed for parents throughout the United States and Canada.
"Tom will be a key part of the STI senior management team and a tremendous resource with his background in growing businesses, corporate banking, capital markets and strategic planning," STI Chairman and CEO Denis Gallagher said. "He brings an enormous amount of discipline, energy, expertise and financial systems management to STI. He has been working with our (chief financial officer), Pat Walker, and me as part of our external investment banking team for the last four years and knows our company well. We welcome Tom to the STI family and are excited to have him on board to help foster new business growth within the company."
Kominsky is a graduate of DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, and received his masters in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.