Thomas Shaffer
Senior Director
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Experienced finance executive with multiple interim roles including CFO, VP of Financial Planning and VP of Treasury
Served as Special Advisor to CFO of FBI
Clients include government agencies, public companies and private equity-owned portfolio companies
Deep expertise in providing operational results in through financial leadership
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I bring execution-driven leadership and a focus on fiscal transparency to help government agencies and private sector clients improve financial performance.
Tom Shaffer is a Senior Director who brings a hands-on approach to helping private sector companies and government agencies increase fiscal transparency and improve financial performance. He believes that improving financial reporting and providing data-driven analysis and insights enables executives to make informed and timely decisions resulting in improved profitability, increased working capital and better cash flow management. Having “sat in the CFO seat,” he helps his clients anticipate and avoid potential roadblocks to driving results.

As Interim VP of Financial Planning of a publicly traded $1 billion healthcare company, he led the overhaul of the financial planning and analysis (FP&A) function, including creating tools to track financial and operational metrics, designing sales and executive incentive compensation plans, and revamping internal, external and board reporting.

In addition, for a publicly traded conglomerate considering carve-out and spin-off alternatives, he led the finance-related separation planning work stream.

His government experience at A&M includes leading the team that built a state’s $14 billion Medicaid budget and executive reporting dashboards as well as serving as the Interim Deputy Budget Officer in one of the country’s largest school districts.

Prior to joining A&M, he served as Special Advisor to the CFO of the FBI, where he led many strategy and business process re-engineering projects. In this role, he was nominated by the CFO for the Director’s Award for Special Achievement.

Mr. Shaffer served as an adjunct finance lecturer at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, as well as George Washington University’s MBA Program. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.