Tom is Managing Director of T.W. Cardy & Co., LLC, a firm he founded in 2002 to provide merchant banking and financial advisory services to emerging growth companies.
From 2006 until it’s sale to Express Scripts in May 2017, Tom served as Board Vice Chairman for Matrix Healthcare Services, Inc. and myMatrixx Holdings, Inc. His involvement with myMatrixx began in 2006 when he helped founder Steve MacDonald recapitalize the company and led the investment. Tom joined the Company in a full-time capacity in 2009 as its CFO and Treasurer. In 2016, he was named CEO of myMatrixx Holdings, Inc., the parent of myMatrixx’s pharmacy benefits manager (PBM) and ancillary business units, where he provided strategic guidance to the company’s operating units and managed the company’s capital markets and strategic growth initiatives.
Tom served on the Board of Directors and as Audit Committee Chairman (and for a year prior to its sale, as interim CFO) for Preview Travel, a publicly traded online travel pioneer later sold to Travelocity. He has an extensive background as a senior financial executive and advisor to fast-growing public and privately held firms, as well as private equity and investment firms. He has 20 plus years’ experience providing investment banking and financial advisory services to middle market firms, first as Managing Director of the Entertainment and Media Group at Communications Equity Associates, a media and entertainment focused investment bank with operations in the US, Europe and Asia; with his own broker-dealer Beach Capital Advisors; and as a Managing Director with Tampa-based Hyde Park Capital. Tom began his career and spent eleven years in the audit and tax practice at Arthur Andersen & Co.
Tom is an active angel investor on his own and through Florida’s New World Angels and Florida Funders. He has been a contributor to the Tampa Bay region’s growth economy for almost 40 years as an advisor, early stage investor and mentor to entrepreneurial companies. Tom was named to the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2016 Power 100, a list of the most powerful business leaders and influential names across the Tampa Bay area. He was also honored in 2012 for his achievements as the recipient of the CFO of the Year Award presented by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
Tom currently serves on the Board of Directors of BayCare Select Health Plans, Inc. and the Board of Directors and Investment Committee for Florida’s New World Angels. Tom is also a member of the BB&T Bank Tampa advisory board. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, the Association for Corporate Growth, the CEO Council of Tampa Bay and the American and Florida Institutes of Certified Public Accountants. Tom is a Certified Public Accountant and earned his degree in Business and Accounting with high honors from the University of Florida.