Ocean Independence has named Thom Conboy as its new president of the Americas.

Conboy and his team – Michael Bach, Chris Collins, Julien Elfenbein, Teddy Garsva and Cheryl Toney – joined Ocean on February 1, 2015.

Conboy, whose yachting experience spans over 30 years, will oversee the operation and all new business development in the Americas, focusing on brokerage and new construction sales.

He is an avid sailor and has held positions as captain, project manager, yacht builder, shipyard owner and superyacht broker.

Throughout his career, Conboy has been involved with the construction, sale and repair of yachts from 15m-96m (50ft-315ft) in six different countries, including the US, Holland, Germany, Turkey, Canada and Italy.