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Tom Bondi, CPA

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Tom works with early stage technology companies, providing full service consulting and advisory services. As an advisory board member for client companies, he takes a lead role in the positioning of companies during stages from seed funding through merger and acquisition.

Tom was a co-founder of a software development company and Chief Financial Officer from its start-up to its acquisition. He also worked in product management for a major Silicon Valley semiconductor manufacturer before entering public accounting. He has served as a board member of many nonprofit organizations and political committees, and has worked extensively in success planning for closely held businesses, stock option planning, interim-CFO services, and estate and trust planning.

Tom is a member of the California Society of CPAs and American Institute of CPAs. He has been an advisory board member of many companies and has managed strategic relationships with Silicon Valley accelerators.

Tom received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Santa Clara University.

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Experience

Professional History

Associations

  • Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)

Community

  • Coaching little league

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School

Experience

  • Gap, Inc.
  • Dolby Laboratories
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC)
Q&A
Q. What is it about the accounting profession you most enjoy?
The ability to help nurture the success of many companies and become a trusted advisor to my clients. Having been an entrepreneur, I understand that founders and owners of businesses may find it “lonely at the top” and value a sounding board.
Q. What law or regulation in the accounting industry would you like to see changed?
I would like to see international tax reporting eased up for small to mid-sized businesses. It’s not fair to build regulatory codes around the budgets of Fortune 100 companies when there are smaller companies doing great things and trying to compete in the international economy.
Q. Without naming names, tell us about your favorite client and why you enjoyed working with them.
My favorite clients are the ones who have placed trust in me to act as an advisor and as a sounding board for their leadership. Whether it’s term sheet negotiations for funding rounds or merger transactions, I enjoy helping to nurture success with my clients.
Q. Describe your work style.
Open-door policy and sounding board for others.
Q. What’s your proudest moment?
Personally, marrying my wife and raising our daughter together. For my business life, negotiating the sale of a software company of which I was a co-founder.
Q. Who is (or was) the most influential person in your life
Early in my career, I worked with a tax partner who was very tough and technical. I remember that early on, he tasked me with a pretty substantial project to complete by the end of the week. His guidance taught me to try to think through every issue and detail when working on a project, and to consider multiple viewpoints.
Q. If you could pass on a nugget of wisdom to aspiring accountants or consultants, what would that be?
Always think long-term and learn as much as you can from those around you. Take your time and don’t be so quick to move on. Surround yourself with talented people.
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