CEO | Day Capital Group
The concept of conducting business while playing golf is timeless. Numerous studies have shown that playing golf allows executives to foster stronger business relationships. In this series profiling members of the The Friars Golf Club — founded by Tom Dwyer in 1994 with the idea that "golf is mostly about with whom you play" — each profilee shares not only a glimpse of their personal side, but perspectives and experiences that have helped shaped them professionally.
Name: Tom Day
Company | Title: Day Capital Group | CEO.
Resides: Washington, Pennsylvania.
The Friars Golf Club member since ... : 2019.
ON THE TEE
What one app is a must have on your phone? USGA GHIN.
Favorite golf course architect? Pete Dye.
Favorite major? The Masters.
Favorite 19th hole food / beverage? Pete's Place at Pete Dye Golf Club.
What courses or destinations are on your current golf bucket list? Cabot Cape Breton in Nova Scotia; Kiawah Island Resort in South Carolina; Whistling Straits in Wisconsin; and Scotland.
The First Call: How did you get started in your current industry?
Tom Day: I started a small private equity fund called Day Capital Group following the sale of a company that I was an investor in, and subsequent retirement from the business.
TFC: What do you find most rewarding about your job?
TD: Helping small business owners grow their companies strategically while positioning them for a potential sale or, alternatively, helping them optimize their capital structures for long term success.
TFC: What role has golf played in your professional career?
TD: I've met a lot of great people through golf over the years, and many of them turned into business partners one way or the other. I've also used golf to entertain customers many times to solidify relationships.
TFC: What is your most memorable moment on a golf course?
TD: Playing Pebble Beach with some of my closest friends, with three of us making par on the famous and daunting No. 8. We lit up a celebratory cigar immediately afterwards.