Mr. Thomas M. Ryan is the former chief executive officer of CVS Caremark Corporation, and currently serves as an operating partner at Advent International Corporation. In October of 2001, he joined Advent International, where he advises and works closely with Advent’s investment team to identify opportunities and generate post-investment value at retail and healthcare companies.
Mr. Ryan joined CVS Caremark in 1974 as an in-store pharmacist and oversaw the company’s transformation from a drug store chain focused on the northeastern US into a more comprehensive pharmacy services company. He served as the chief executive officer at CVS Caremark from May 1994 until March 2011, as president from May 1998 to May 2010, and as chairman until May 11, 2011.
Mr. Ryan is also involved with a number of other corporations and organizations. He has served as the vice chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. He has been a director of the following organizations: Yum! Brands, Five Below, Inc., Bank of America Corporation, Citizens Bank of Rhode Island, Reebok International, Ltd., FleetBoston Financial Corporation, Melville Corporation, Ryanair Holdings, TriCon Global Restaurants, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, and the Trinity Repertory Company.
Mr. Ryan is a trustee of the University of Rhode Island and has served as the member of the Rhode Island Public Expenditures Council and the Brown University School of Medicine. Mr. Ryan is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy.