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Q&A with our board chair

Tom Blumenthal talks about his business philosophy and focus on philanthropy

January 30, 2019

Tom Blumenthal, chair of the Mount's board of trustees
Tom Blumenthal, chair of the Mount's board of trustees

C-Suite Quarterly, a luxury lifestyle brand and community in Los Angeles, recently featured Tom Blumenthal, chair of the Mount’s board of trustees and president and CEO of GEARYS, in a Q&A published online in January. The article explored Blumenthal’s business philosophy and his focus on philanthropy, with a special mention of his involvement with the Mount.

“I’m personally involved with women’s education as chairman of the board for Mount Saint Mary’s University in Brentwood and Downtown LA. The undergraduate population is primarily women, and 98% of students are on full financial aid. I believe it’s giving them an opportunity to get ahead,” Blumenthal told CSQ.

To read the article, click here.

Before he joined the Mount’s board of trustees, Blumenthal served as a member of the Regents Council from 2002 to 2005. Blumenthal is former president of the Rodeo Drive Committee where he served for many years, as well as former president of the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce and former vice president of the Maple Counseling Center. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Beverly Hills and of the Finance Council of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels. He also serves as a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre. He attended Marymount California University, where he earned his associate of arts degree in business.

With Blumenthal at the helm, GEARYS Beverly Hills opened the first free standing Patek Philippe Boutique in the U.S. on Rodeo Drive. GEARYS also owns and operates Rolex stores on Rodeo Drive, Century City and Santa Monica. In his leisure time, he enjoys traveling the world seeking interesting items for his stores. In particular, he enjoys hand selecting many of the antique items that his clients desire.