Managing Director, CFO Services

Tom Pierce

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Tom is the Managing Director of Consero’s CFO Advisory Services and directs all CFO advisory client engagements to provide CFO leadership; exit/sale process readiness; capitalization strategy and structuring; product pricing & economics; liquidity management; and corporate & acquisition strategy.

Tom is a veteran corporate leader and strategist with over twenty years of experience in a range of chief financial officer and corporate development roles at publicly-traded corporations and PE-backed enterprises. Over the span of his career he has closed 100+ acquisition and financing transactions with a notional value in excess of $4 billion with corporate finance experience spanning the spectrum of senior secured debt and public bonds through common equity and derivative securities.

Prior to joining Consero, Tom was the CFO of growth equity-backed fintech Payveris LLC and led it’s 2021 sale to Accel-KKR backed Paymentus (nyse: PAY), and has led other PE-backed enterprise SaaS and technology busineses.  Previously in his career, Tom was a partner at a restructuring firm where served as the turnaround CFO or chief restructuring officer for private equity-backed technology, healthcare and business services enterprises, and also led corporate development for KKR-backed Primedia, Inc. [nyse:PRM]  and Earthlink, Inc. [Nasdaq:  ELNK].

He began his career in investing banking in the bond department of Citibank’s Robinson-Humphrey division; leveraged finance at Creditanstalt-Bank Austria; and corporate strategy at EY.  Tom also holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 63, 79 Licenses.

Tom earned his MBA at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and his Bachelor of Science in Management at Tulane University. After hours, he enjoys time with his wife and three kids in Atlanta, GA.

Consero is now bringing CFO and Financial Advisory services in an ‘On-Demand’ delivery model that provisions best-in-class capabilities to our clients, WHEN and HOW they need it. Consero’s model scales with client needs - differentiating our ability to deliver shareholder value-enhancing services in real time."

Consero FaaS: Disrupting the Outdated Traditional F&A Model

Transformation
  • Cash to GAAP conversion
  • Clean-up work
  • Interim oversight & support
  • Accounting software Implementation

Build it Yourself Solution

  • CFO / Interim CFO
  • Consultants / VARs

Consero FaaS Solution

  • CFO / Interim CFO
  • or Consero Interim CFO
  • Consero Setup/Transformation
Ongoing F&A
  • Monthly financials
  • Daily accounting support
  • Management reporting
  • Integrate add-on acquisitions

Build it Yourself Solution

  • CFO
  • Controllers & Accounting Team
  • Enterprise Accounting Applications

Consero FaaS Solution

  • CFO
  • or Consero Fractional CFO
  • Consero FaaS Enterprise F&A Software and Services

New PE Platform Investment F&A Challenges

Founder Owned Company Accounting:
  • Existing accounting done on a cash/hybrid basis
  • Run on SMB accounting software and other disparate applications
  • Inability to produce auditable financials
  • Lack of know-how to develop projections & KPIs
  • No consistency/structure to customer contracts
  • Underqualified staff
  • Non-scalable manual processes
Carve-Out Accounting:
  • Required to move off parent company accounting applications in a timely fashion
  • Have to build an entire F&A team
  • No documented operational policies and procedures
To Optimized Finance & Accounting:
  • Monthly financials available in 5-10 business days
  • Audit and diligence ready support details
  • Integrated enterprise grade accounting software
  • Budget and forecast reporting
  • Business KPIs
  • Efficient & scalable processes for rolling in add-ons