Internal Audit Manager, Risk Management | Compliance
Tom’s internal audit professional experience spans 20 years across public, private and pre-IPO organizations within numerous industries. His experience also includes operational leadership responsibilities within supply chain management and product development for two manufacturing companies. His audit work has taken him to Europe, Asia and throughout North America serving corporations with diverse footprints and cultures. Most recently, as an Engagement Manager, he provided advisory services and thought leadership for several Denver based public and private organizations in Sarbanes-Oxley (“SOx”), risk management, operations, compliance and management consulting.
Tom earned his Bachelors of Business Administration (“BBA”) in Finance from the University of Texas at San Antonio and currently holds Certified Internal Auditor (“CIA”), Certified Information Systems Auditor (“CISA”) and Certified Fraud Examiner (“CFE”) professional certificates.
Tom and his wife, Lesa, have four daughters and live in southeast Aurora; having recently (and happily) returned to Colorado. Their three oldest daughters - Brittany, Courtney and Sydnie - have moved out into the world with Cassidy still at home finishing high school. Tom is an avid cyclist, enjoys competing in triathlons and spending time outdoors hiking, hunting and fishing. He also supports Project Recycle (http://projectrecycle.org/) a non-profit organization providing children an opportunity to earn a bike by achieving goals in academics and citizenship.
Tom is excited to become part of the First Western Financial team and eager to help the organization take its next steps in growing.