As the chief financial officer for Benjamin F. Edwards & Co., Tom oversees the firm's finances and is also directly involved in facilitating the opening of new locations and hiring talent. He is uniquely positioned to offer insight in these critical areas, having spent more than 30 years in financial services working in the areas of corporate accounting, branch administration and facilities.
Tom joined A.G. Edwards in 1981 and helped establish and upgrade the firm's accounting procedures and internal controls. In 1999, Tom was named assistant treasurer and controller and also assumed supervisory responsibilities for general accounting. He was heavily involved with the firm's implementation of Sarbanes-Oxley regulations and other regulatory measures that applied to broker/dealers.
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 spare time, Tom enjoys playing golf, coaching baseball and spending time with his wife and four children.