Trustee, Medaille CollegeTerm: 2021-2025
About Thomas G. Strauss
Thomas G. Strauss, CPA, MBA – Tom is a highly effective executive-level leader and business partner. He has 20 years of successful CFO experience leading public, private and PE owned companies. His experience spans multi-location international manufacturing (pharmaceuticals, chemicals, industrial equipment) and distribution (safety equipment and supplies, paper products) companies at a scope and scale that include large enterprises as well as small ($25 million - $80 million) to medium ($125 million - $350 million) sized companies.
His signature strength is his ability to maximize financial results and improve operations through cross functional strategic planning, productivity and efficiency initiatives focused on margin improvement, cost reduction programs, and financial accountability measures. He is a performance driven, hands-on CFO with extensive knowledge and expertise in budgeting and forecasting, financial reporting and analysis, working capital management, cost accounting, internal controls, financial systems, global operations, staff development and managing lenders, rating agencies, external legal counsel and public accounting firms.
Tom is an accomplished leader that enjoys bringing big company CFO sophistication to smaller companies and having a big impact. He has a strong track record of building and developing world-class financial functions and strong financial teams that successfully partner with business operations. He has built strong relationships with board members, other senior management team members, investors, and lenders.
Tom has a BS degree in Accounting from St. John Fisher College (Cum Laude) and an MBA in International Business from Rochester Institute of Technology.