Tom Kim
Managing Director, r2advisors

Tom Kim

Tom Kim is the founder and managing director of r² advisors llc, a Denver-based turnaround and restructuring consulting firm. Tom is an experienced business executive who focuses on helping underperforming companies improve.

Tom began his career as a bankruptcy attorney, spending more than a decade in private practice, working mostly on large corporate bankruptcy matters as a member of a New York-based, international firm. As an attorney, Tom recognized his true passion was the business-side of turnarounds. He retired from law practice in 2001, and then spent almost three years as an asset manager and originator with a Denver-based private investment company, focusing on distressed assets.

Looking to combine his experiences in turnarounds and restructuring, Tom founded r² advisors in 2004. r² advisors focuses on middle market businesses that are facing important transitions, financial and operational. Tom develops and implements strategies for effecting change in distressed situations.

Ten years later, in 2014, Tom joined a small group of investors to acquire Gordon Sign Company, a manufacturer, designer, installer and servicer of custom commercial electric signs. Gordon Sign is the oldest full-service sign company in the country, founded in 1904. In recent years, Gordon Sign experienced the impact of the recession and was in need of new leadership and direction. Tom saw the opportunity to preserve jobs and grow the legacy business. In July 2017, Gordon Sign represented Colorado at Made In America week at the White House and the Gordon Sign plant was toured by Department of Labor Secretary Acosta.

Colorado Concern Board
of Directors

Stanton Dodge – Executive Vice President & General Counsel DISH Network Corporation

Steve Farber
President – Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Tim Gill
Chairman – Scytus

Pat Hamill
Chairman and CEO – Oakwood Homes

A. Barry Hirschfeld
President – A B Hirschfeld & Sons

Bill Hybl
Vice Chairman – The Broadmoor Hotel

John Ikard
FirstBank Holding Company

Walter Isenberg
President and CEO – Sage Hospitality

David McReynolds
President – Columbine Health Plan

Larry A. Mizel
Chairman and CEO – M.D.C. Holdings, Inc.

Blair Richardson
Managing Partner – Bow River Capital Partners

Chip Rimer
Senior Vice President – US Onshore Noble Energy

Dan Ritchie
Chairman, Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation

Richard M. Sapkin
Managing Principal – Edgemark Development, LLC

Sylvia Young
President and CEO – HealthONE

*Colorado Concern Leadership

John Ikard – Chairman
Roger Hutson – Treasurer
Chip Rimer – Vice-Chair