Biography of Tom Aiken, Director
Tom Aiken is Managing Partner of Cedarwood Partners, a business advisory firm providing high quality Financial Leadership Solutions and Outsourced Financial Management, to small and mid-size companies. Cedarwood Partners provides the expertise needed to perform critical financial officer duties on a consulting or part time basis. Previously, Tom was a Principal of the DKG Group, P.C. a CPA and financial management outsourcing firm providing project based accounting and finance services to a broad range of companies and industries. Tom’s clients have included high-tech manufacturing, social media, medical devices, telecommunications, and software development companies ranging in size from early stage to multimillion dollar multinational corporations.
Tom has more than 30 years of financial experience as a CFO of high tech public and venture-backed companies. His experience included international mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity creation, Initial Public Offerings, treasury operations, global accounting and financial system implementations, and various Securities and Exchange Commission registrations and filings. Tom has served on boards of directors and has had responsibility for several multinational organizations.
Prior to 2007 Tom was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Prescient Applied Intelligence, a public software company. From 2002 to 2005 he was the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lamina Ceramics Inc., a technology spin-out from Sarnoff Corporation. From 2000 to 2002 Tom was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sychip, Inc. a technology venture of Lucent Technologies. From 1996 to 2000 he was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of GMT Microelectronics Corporation, a semiconductor company. Prior to 1996 Tom served as the Chief Financial Officer of technology companies Teleos Communications Inc., Gandalf Systems Corporation and Infotron Systems Corporation. Tom has also held accounting and finance positions with Ford Aerospace and General Electric.
Tom received a B.S. Business Administration from Virginia Southern College and is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants. Tom also serves as a member of the Board of the Entrepreneurs' Forum of Greater Philadelphia and has served as a member of the Advisory Board of the Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures.