Tom's success as a financial leader and consultant stems from his ability to deliver persuasive arguments to support and drive change. He is a problem solver with a strong, positive commitment to his clients' goals and the belief that change can only be effective when undertaken with the highest of ethical standards. Tom is an outstanding relationship developer emphasizing team building, customer service and straightforward communication with the investment community. He has a track record of successfully developing people and building state-of-the-art finance departments in rapidly growing companies. Mr. Rochford has over 20 years of professional experience in all aspects of finance and corporate financial management. He served as Assistant Treasurer for SYSCO Corporation, America's largest food service distribution and marketing company with annual sales exceeding $20 billion. While at SYSCO, Mr. Rochford also held positions that included Director of Treasury Operations, Director of Insurance and Tax Compliance. While at SYSCO, Mr. Rochford initiated and directed the Company's first public offerings of debt securities consisting of $350 million in Senior Notes. Recently, Mr. Rochford also held the position of Treasurer for Allied Waste Industries, were he negotiated and secured $11.5 billion in financing commitments for the strategic acquisition of Browning Ferris Industries, Inc. (BFI). Tom graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. He also earned a Masters in Business Administration degree, with a concentration in finance, from Saint Mary's College of California. Tom is a mentor in the ASU School of Business honors program -- "Dean's Board of Excellence". He currently serves as Treasurer and sits on the Board of Directors for the Financial Executive International - Phoenix Chapter. He is past president of the Indiana Auditor Association and Advisory Board Member to the Protection Mutual Insurance Company.
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