Keane Hires Financial Veteran as New CFO
Thomas P. Hess Brings Wealth of Experience to the Country’s Unclaimed Property Leader
Keane - New York, NY - October 11, 2011
Keane, a recognized force in comprehensive unclaimed property reporting and compliance solutions announced today that financial veteran Thomas P. Hess, CPA, has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, reporting to Keane CEO, Michael J. O’Donnell.
Hess is a seasoned financial executive, well known for his leadership skills and expertise managing finance, human resources, and IT activities in publicly traded and private corporate environments. With more than 26 years experience in the financial industry, Hess has a proven track record with financial reporting and consolidation, treasury management, staff management and development, and creation, validation, and improvement of internal control and general accounting processes and procedures.
“We are very pleased that Tom will be joining our team to lead several of our key internal support departments,” said O’Donnell. “Tom’s extensive and diverse experience will be an asset to our team and he’ll be instrumental in helping us provide great service to our clients.”
Prior to joining Keane, Hess spent eight years in the pharmaceutical industry, most recently as the Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Yaupon Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held, specialty pharmaceutical company based in Philadelphia, Pa. Before joining the pharmaceutical industry, Hess served as a Controller for an international avionics supplier and a manufacturer of semiconductor assembly equipment. He began his career at KPMG where he spent ten years as an accountant and auditor.
“It’s an honor to work for the leader in the unclaimed property industry,” said Hess. “With state audit intensity at an all-time high, this is a very dynamic field, and it will continue to be for the foreseeable future.” Hess holds a B.S. in Accounting from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh.
On December 14, 2010, Venio, LLC and The Keane Organization joined forces to become the clear leader in the unclaimed property industry. The combined company, now operating under the name Keane, provides unmatched communication, consulting and compliance services. From customized communications programs and data analysis to in-depth consulting and annual compliance reporting, Keane provides corporations, mutual funds, banks, brokerages, insurance companies and transfer agents with a depth and breadth of services that is unmatched. Each Keane service helps clients ensure compliance, reduce costs, protect shareholders, or retain customers while successfully navigating the complexities of unclaimed property reporting regulations. What sets Keane apart is our commitment to customer service, the expertise of our employees, and our accountability for measurable results. Keane employs more than 160 people across the country, in our New York, NY headquarters, our Wayne, PA operating facility and satellite offices across the country. For more information, please visit www.KeaneUP.com.
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