Complex, high-stakes transactions require sound financial guidance and an experienced hand. That’s where Tom comes in. He created a forecast model to support a $240 million bond offering for a strategic acquisition, including financial schedules for the bond offering memorandum. In another engagement, he led the $30 million carveout of a life sciences business with international operations, eliminating acquisition debt by Year 3 through the divestiture of a major product line.
Tom has a track record for optimizing business operations to drive growth and maximize business value. To do so, he draws on a broad background that includes finance leadership, financial reporting, accounting, budgeting, operations, systems implementation, and M&A carveouts and integrations—as well as productivity improvement and change management.
Having several decades of financial leadership with regional and multinational companies, he knows how to integrate quickly with project teams to accelerate value. His leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills enable him to establish rapport with investors, lenders, and all levels of staff and management.
Prior to joining West Monroe in 2022, he spent more than three decades in finance and accounting roles—several as chief financial officer or controller—in diverse industries, including construction, life sciences, manufacturing, and media and entertainment. He holds a degree in accounting from California State University, Northridge and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of California.
His favorite pastimes are spending time with family, fishing, golfing, and playing music—he’s a Beatles superfan. He loves to travel, with his favorite destinations being Hawaii and New Zealand. He played basketball with George Clooney, Jamie Foxx, and other talent while working at Warner Bros.
Tom is an avid mentor who enjoys coaching to colleagues in their current roles and providing career guidance. He has supported various organizations, including the Pasadena Humane Society and as a board member of Suzanne Manlet Foundation.