The Team

Executive Group

Rodney H. Thomas

Chief Executive Officer 

Rod has a diverse background of business origination and investment.

Rod’s first company was a home contracting company that was sold to a larger, national company in 1999. Along with some outstanding partners, he has participated in a number of very successful commercial real estate development projects over the last fifteen years. Rod was the largest shareholder in an internet integration company that specializes in defense work, until it was sold to a national defense contractor in 2010.

He is a founder, principal and board member of a company that works with inventors (primarily universities) to help them perfect and/or commercialize intellectual property. Rod is also an investor and active participant in businesses involved in alternative energy and internet commerce

Michael Towerman

President

Michael began his career in 1983 as a real estate attorney and entered the real estate development field in 1988. Since then, he has been responsible for development of several hundred million dollars of office, industrial and retail properties, including the development of Gateway Commerce Center, one of the largest industrial parks in the United States.

Prior to TriStar, Michael was Vice President of Midland Development Group, a nationally recognized shopping center development company. Michael has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri and a Juris Doctorate from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.

He is also a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR).

Mitchell Wexler

Chief Financial Officer

Mitch is a CPA, MBA with over 30 years experience in management and finance. His experience includes positions with international giants Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. and Nestle, USA, as well as an eight-year stint as Chief Financial Officer of a local chemical distributor.

Mitch is primarily responsible for all accounting, tax, administrative, information technology, and human resource functions for TriStar.

Years of Experience

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Directing St. Louis Growth

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Advanced Technology

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Connecting People to Projects

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