Tom ShermanCFO | Principal
Tom is a senior financial executive with over 30 years of experience across a wide range of industries and company sizes, with a focus on privately held, lower middle market firms in real estate/construction, professional services and technology with entrepreneurial vision. From his start in public accounting, Tom has been at the center of some the biggest events over the past 20 years, leading teams at firms in IT consulting during the chaos of Y2K, and managing over $1.0B in financing for a large national homebuilder during the rise and fall of real estate during the early part of this century. He has assisted start-ups raise money in Illinois and Silicon Valley, led financial restructurings, drove aggressive M&A strategies and has performed operational consulting with Fortune 500 organizations. Most recently, Tom was the CFO for NTP Wireless, a wireless site acquisition firm that was acquired by System One, the 21 st largest staffing firm in the US. As CFO for NTP Wireless, Tom helped restructure and refocus the firm and was actively involved in the sale to System One to further NTP’s vision. Tom graduated from the University of Illinois with a BS in Accounting and earned his MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He is a licensed CPA (inactive) and a member of the AICPA and Illinois CPA Society.