October 26, 2006 – Thomas Bonney, managing director of CMF Associates (“CMF”), has been selected as the Mid-Atlantic regional winner of the 2006 Financial Executive of the Year Award, sponsored by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) and Robert Half International. Bonney was selected from hundreds of executives nominated across the U.S. for exceptional achievement in the finance and accounting fields. He will be honored by the Mid-Atlantic Council of the IMA.
Of Bonney’s many exemplary contributions to the finance and accounting arena, one of the most significant is the rapid growth of CMF Associates under his unique brand of leadership. After founding CMF in 2002, Bonney has applied his trademark dedication, superior capabilities, and unflagging energy to grow the business into a successful financial and management consulting enterprise. The firm provides strategic and tactical consulting services in the areas of financial management, technology management/process change, and M&A advisory to middle-market and private equity-backed organizations.
Clients and business associates note Bonney’s stellar achievement record and signature strengths in financial management. “I think very highly of Tom — he’s very service-oriented,” said Joshua Phillips, vice president, American Capital Services – Los Angeles. “He’s [created a financial function] many times before — he knows the game and he knows what’s important.”
They also highlight key principles that guide the services Bonney and his CMF team provide. “What I really appreciate is that Tom backs up what he says, he’s upfront, and I have trust in what he brings to the table,” said Paul Peterson, partner, Wiss & Co.
Bonney’s strong foundation in client service began with eight years in the Philadelphia and London offices of Deloitte & Touche, where he was recognized as an expert on matters concerning European and American business, SEC reporting and specialized accounting issues. From there, he was a partner in Polaris Consulting & Information Technologies and served as president of the 40-person technology consultancy practice before brokering the sale of the company in 2000.
Bonney is also committed to local higher education and is an adjunct professor at Temple University where he teaches a case study course in business strategy to graduating seniors. He also designed and teaches a financial management and accountability module to new entrepreneurs at Drexel University’s Baiada Center.
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