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Tom L. Hidder, CPA
Managing Director
Education & Qualifications
MBA,University of Iowa
Bachelor of Science, Industrial Administration, Iowa State University
Certified Public Accountant
Membership & Community
Turnaround Management Association
Association for Corporate Growth
Financial Executives International
Tom L. Hidder, CPA
Managing Director

With over 35 years of experience in the middle market, Tom is a proven leader for privately-owned businesses in transition. He is a results-oriented financial executive with extensive experience and strength in resolving strategic and tactical business issues, evolving organization structures, re-positioning business lines, managing creditor and investor relationships, contributing to Boards of Directors, and building and motivating teams to exceed business objectives.

Most recently, Tom served as the Chief Financial Officer for CARite Holdings, LLC, a privately held business with operations in auto dealership franchising and vehicle leasing, where he led accounting, management reporting, finance, treasury operations, financial planning and analysis, accounts payable and tax. Prior to CARite, Tom was the CFO of Brook Furniture Rental from June of 2012 to December 2017.  He led the sale of the company from its founder to a private investment group and completed a tuck-in acquisition.

Tom also has a deep history as a senior banking executive, in which he led and participated in more than 25 workouts, both in-court and out-of-court.

Representative Engagements
Financial Advisor

to a global consumer products company that had lost its CFO and was in default of lender payment terms and financial covenants.

Financial Advisor

for a Memphis-based paper converter experiencing financial challenges caused by poor internal operations.

CFO

for a sub-prime auto leasing and dealership franchising operation based in Detroit that was operating below cash break-even point.

CFO

of a home furnishings rental business that had operations in nine states plus the District of Columbia.

Senior Banking Executive

led and participated in more than 25 workouts, both in-court and out-of-court.