TOM McKENZIE
Managing Partner
Cavendish Global


Tom McKenzie has held executive positions for more than 30 years in a various diverse organizations, ranging from Global 500 companies, such as FedEx, to startups. His broad experience includes growing and managing successful business development and client management teams, as well as private-equity management and talent management consulting.

Mr. McKenzie is a founder and partner in Island Capital Partners and Olive Branch Group, where he has been an investor and managed multiple private-equity and venture-capital projects and companies. He has participated in more than 25 multi-million-dollar real estate and sustainable energy projects as a general partner, principal or investor. He has primarily been responsible for the raising of funds, loan acquisition and the execution of projects, including projects for the General Services Administration, Social Security Administration, Regional YMCA, and multiple mixed-use commercial and residential developments.

After starting his career as a Sales Executive at FedEx, he co-founded a human resource and management-consulting firm, Behavioral Technology. He grew the firm through strategic client relationships, including with both Apple and Microsoft. He successfully transitioned the company by leading the first initial public offering in the corporate education and learning sector. He has gone on to found multiple startups, and has successfully exited each through strategic acquisitions.

Mr. McKenzie has extensive public speaking and facilitation experience, having presented and facilitated executive-team meetings throughout North America, Europe, Mexico, China, Philippines and Japan. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Memphis.