As Chief Financial Officer, Tom Patterson serves as a financial business partner to the CEO and the functional leaders of SambaSafety. Tom is responsible for driving the financial operations, overseeing enterprise risk, and supporting strategic development and mergers & acquisitions. Tom has more than 20 years of experience in managing financial, operational and functional transformation including; accounting & finance, customer success, sales & marketing, general operations, and corporate development, within both public and private technology companies.
Prior to joining SambaSafety, Tom served as COO & SVP, Finance at Digital Map Products, a Saas based location intelligence and data analytics company, successfully leading the company through a private equity backed strategic partner combination. Before DMP, Tom served as the CFO of both Kareo and Teletrac, successfully leading Teletrac through a strategic combination with a Fortune 200 company. Tom also served in various financial, operational leadership and corporate development roles with Quest Software and Citrix Systems after starting his career in Public Accounting at KPMG and Ernst & Young.
Tom holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting and politics, and a Master of Science degree in taxation, both from the University of Miami, where he also won two national championships as a member of the Miami Hurricanes football team. Tom is a licensed CPA by the State of Florida.