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Thomas H. Pearson

Managing Director

New York

Tom Pearson is a recognized expert in the mining and metals sector with more than 30 years of experience providing deep expertise, managerial leadership and knowledge of key issues in the areas of operational turnaround and financial restructuring, distressed financing, asset divestitures, and private equity control buyouts. Mr. Pearson’s industry expertise includes Mining and metals (coal, iron ore, copper, bauxite, gold, silver, and basic minerals), Steel, Capital Equipment (including turn-key projects and technology transfer), Manufacturing and Industrial/Business Services.

Mr. Pearson has served in numerous management and board capacities as CFO, CEO, and Chairman of several steel foundries, machining, manufacturing, and industrial services companies. He served as the interim CEO & CFO of two steel foundry and machining companies under the same ownership, involved in melting and manufacturing castings for industrial, capital equipment and mining companies. Moreover, Mr. Pearson served as the interim CEO for AddisonMcKee Holdings, a designer, manufacturer, and supplier of tube and endforming technologies; the Chairman and CEO of NEO Industries, an industrial chrome-plating company servicing aluminum and steel companies worldwide; and the Chairman and CEO of Ohmite Holdings, an industrial resistor company.

Mr. Pearson has extensive coal industry experience:

  • Bank of America US Mining and Metals Group – Mr. Pearson led the underwriting and credit risk management for mining clients such as Ashland, Arch Coal, Newmont Mining, Freeport McMoRan, and BHP Billiton. These investments targeted underground and surface mining and processing companies located in Eastern and Western US and Australia.
  • While at HEICO Companies, LLC – Mr. Pearson transacted over $2 billion of financial advisory and principal control investments in distressed industrial, manufacturing and capital equipment companies. He led the overall turnaround strategies of the companies through asset rationalization, cost controls and negotiations with key stakeholders.
  • Additionally, Mr. Pearson acted as an advisor to the United Steel Workers in the US and Canada on a variety of issues including plant closings, collective bargaining, and employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) buyouts with such companies as Sydney Steel, Wheeling Pittsburgh, and Sharon Steel.

    He is a member of the Turnaround Management Association, Association for Corporate Growth and the New York Institute of Credit. Mr. Pearson’s has a solid understanding of blockchain technology and its implications. Recent speaking engagements include Blockchain Technology Panelist for Annual American College of Investment Counsel Conference in New York, NY and Blockchain Conference for KC supply chain council and KU’s Blockchain Institute at Kansas University.

    He is the recipient of the TMA Midwest Chapter 2010 Small Company Turnaround of the Year Award for his role as interim manager. He is a graduate of Continental Bank’s MBA corporate credit training program.