Tom is the Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Benjamin F. Edwards. In his role as CFO, Tom oversees the Finance Division. The division is responsible for shareholder reporting, accounting, audit, payroll and expense tracking activities. Tom also governs the opening of new branch offices to ensure the location and projections make economic sense for the firm’s expansion plans into markets across the United States. He is uniquely positioned to offer insight in these critical areas, having spent his entire career in financial services working in the areas of corporate accounting, branch administration and facilities.
Tom joined Benjamin F. Edwards in 2009. Since that time, Tom has carefully safeguarded the firm’s assets while opening over 73 offices in 27 states. Tom began his career at A.G. Edwards and was responsible for establishing and upgrading the firm’s accounting procedures and internal controls. He was named assistant treasurer and controller and assumed supervisory responsibilities for general accounting. Tom played a key role in the firm’s implementation of many regulatory measures including Sarbanes-Oxley.
Tom is a graduate of the University of Missouri – St. Louis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He is also a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Missouri.
In his free time, Tom enjoys spending time with his wife, four children and four grandchildren. An avid sportsman, Tom recently retired from coaching youth baseball teams. He easily picked up the game of golf at the age of 13 and still enjoys playing today when time away from his from grandchildren allows.