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My Story

​Hello and welcome to Hardstone,

I'm Tom McKiernan, President and CEO of Hardstone Capital, an opportunistic corporate finance boutique that I founded in 1997. 

​I have over 50 years of Wall Street and entrepreneurial business experience that included giving corporate finance, capital raising and M&A advice to scores of Founders and CEOs of startup, small and middle-market private companies in a variety of industries.

I’ve learned from that experience that at some time there are two critical questions that all private businesses need to answer:

What’s my business worth?

Our cloud-based, on-demand business valuation tool from BizEquity® is an affordable, state-of-the-art method to access the largest database of comparable data on the market to get you a valuation reference point and KPIs that show how your company’s financials compare to others of your size in your industry.


How much can I borrow?

Our team of private credit brokers in New York have access to a broad network of private credit lenders, which allows us to match your business with the most suitable options tailored to your specific financing needs. Unlike traditional banks, private credit lenders can tailor loan terms to better suit your unique requirements by negotiating repayment schedules, interest rates, and other terms that match your cash flow and growth plans.

Private credit lenders also streamline the approval process, and often have a deeper understanding of niche markets and can offer customized solutions that traditional lenders might not consider.

Thank you for considering Hardstone for your business valuation and financing needs. If you want to learn more about how we can help your business, please schedule a phone call with me.

​There is more information about me, Hardstone and my Wall Street career if you click on my LinkedIn profile button below.  

​Thank you and God Bless America,


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