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Tom De Weerdt

EVP & CFO
Mauser Packaging Solutions

Tom De Weerdt is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the $4.5B, global, private equity-held, Mauser Packaging Solutions. He leads the Global Finance and IT organizations (300+ people in 20 countries), including Finance, Accounting, Tax, Treasury, Investor Relations, Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions and Financial Planning and Analysis. Through a series of acquisitions, the company almost doubled revenue and nearly tripled adjusted EBITDA in just 18 months. Tom integrated and designed the combined global Finance and IT organizations and oversaw the realization of all acquisition-related synergies. He also initiated the standardization and automation of finance process and controls; led a complete overhaul of the entire IT organizational set up, IT infrastructure and security processes; and, champions the harmonization of the global SOX Controls framework. During his first 12 months, Tom upgraded his leadership team and started the implementation of best practice talent management and succession planning processes. He also managed relations with PE owners, investors, debt analysts, Board of Directors, rating agencies, and investment banks. As EVP and CFO of Surgical Care Affiliates, a $2B public, high-growth company, Tom led the Finance, IT, and Supply Chain organizations through a period of exceptional organic and acquisition growth (~20 acquisitions annually). Under his financial leadership, the Company posted seven-year CAGR of 12% for adjusted EBITDA-NCI and 36% for adjusted EPS. In addition, Tom was an integral part of the four-member team (CEO, CDO, GC) coordinating the sale to United Healthcare. At Mead Johnson Nutrition ($4B), Tom led the global Corporate Controller’s function, with additional CFO responsibility for Finance Asia (50% of global business). As part of his role, he managed the long-term global financial shared services relationship and led global compliance improvement via improved business controls and documentation, developing an easy-access tool for all 7,000+ employees on how to navigate higher risk transactions with a special focus on higher risk countries. Among his many accomplishments at Whirlpool Corporation ($21B) Tom led a European finance reorganization resulting in partial offshoring and a 20+% headcount reduction. He developed and successfully led a global, $3B cost reduction program; created a financial shared services center in New Delhi for Asia and Europe; led the global mergers & acquisitions team; implemented SAP financial modules in all European factories and helped drive significant productivity and increased cash flow and shareholder value. Tom holds a MBA in Finance and Accounting from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a Master in Applied Information Technology from VLEKHO in Brussels, Belgium, and a Master in Commercial Engineering, Marketing concentration, from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. He is also an active Certified Public Accountant. Tom serves on the Board of Over the Rainbow, a non-for-profit organization providing affordable, assisted-living housing for people with physical disabilities and is and Executive Partner at Executive Coaching Connections.

Tom De Weerdt