Chief Financial Officer
Thomas A. McGovern serves as Chief Financial Officer of Michigan-based Red Oak Capital Holdings. Thomas is a veteran financial and investment management leader who brings two decades of experience as an investment banker and equity research analyst facilitating capital markets transactions, leading M&A processes, and building relationships with private equity firms and other institutional investors.
Prior to joining Red Oak, Thomas most recently served as interim CFO at California-based Veronica’s Insurance. Over his career he has held finance and investment leadership roles in New York for such firms as Nomura Securities International, Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets, Cypress Associates LLC, Morgan Stanley, and Lehman Brothers.
Thomas is a multifunctional executive who leads Red Oak’s financial accounting and reporting, investor communications, and ERP systems requisition efforts. He is a capital markets expert with a track record of working with companies and sponsors to effect private placements, high yield and investment grade debt issuance, IPOs, and follow-on equity offerings. He adds strategic and tactical capabilities that allow Red Oak to prepare for continued enterprise growth.
Thomas earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Charlottesville, VA’s Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree in Economics (summa cum laude) from Hamilton College in Clinton, NY. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) candidate (exams completed; license pending). He also holds the Series 79 securities license.