Thomas Olson is a Partner at The Ardent Companies. Thomas focuses on platform partnerships, innovative strategies and capital markets. Prior to Ardent, Thomas was a Partner and CFO of Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods, a sister company of Ardent, where he directed the company’s financial strategies, corporate policies, risk management, and investments. Thomas has over two decades of experience in both building businesses and real estate investment. He has held leadership roles at notable firms such as Hines, Resource Real Estate Partners, and Warren-Hanks. Thomas serves on the Board of Directors of an Atlanta based homebuilding company, Direct Residential and niche medical technology company, ViveBio Scientific. Thomas is a Board Member of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Sports Network Advisory Board and an active contributor to the “Carter Samuel Martin Developmental Therapeutics Research Fund”. Thomas is a native of Apple Valley, Minnesota and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Corporate Finance.