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Thomas J. Sekel

Chief Financial Officer, COO & Senior Managing Partner

Tom Sekel has over thirty years of experience including leadership in finance, information technology, accounting, operations and human resources. His experience has been with both international and domestic corporations. In his capacity as founder and CEO of Pad Team, Inc., Tom has had the opportunity to provide senior financial, operational and administrative work for a broad range of industries including:

  • Business Learning Systems
  • Community Services
  • Computer Hardware
  • Drug Discovery
  • Fitness Centers
  • Food Processing and Manufacturing
  • Industrial Batteries
  • Manufacturing Test Equipment
  • Medical Device
  • Medical Services
  • Pharmacy Chain
  • Printing
  • Professional Organizer
  • Sales Training
  • Specialty Steel
  • Technology Accelerator

Previously, Tom was the CFO and COO for Troxler Electronic Laboratories Inc., a worldwide leader in precision quality control and measurement equipment. Combining financial expertise with operational know how, Tom was responsible for designing and implementing lean management processes successfully eliminating non value added activities in the finance, accounting, IT and human resource and manufacturing departments.

Prior to working at Troxler, Tom was a partner with Tatum CFO where he worked with clients in the medical devices, drug discovery, pharmaceutical retail and business training space. His work included fund raising, developing financial reporting systems, cash flow forecasting, risk management programs and establishing employee benefits programs. Tom has also served as the Vice President of Finance for Bespak, Inc., a multi-national pharmaceutical device firm and Vice President / CFO of Kanthal Corporation, an international specialty steel manufacturing company. He began his career with Deloitte Touché before moving to Nestle USA where he coordinated all accounting and financial systems for thirteen plant locations.

Mr. Sekel holds a BS degree in Accounting from Rochester Institute of Technology and a MBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Connecticut.

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