Experienced Finance and Operations Executive Joins Growing IT Hardware & Service Provider
Santa Barbara, Calif.— October 14, 2014— Curvature, an innovative IT infrastructure and services provider, has announced the appointment of Tom Pickett as Chief Financial Officer. Pickett will use his progressive experience, ranging from start-ups to a multinational public corporation, to lead the company’s financial initiatives.
Pickett joins Curvature with vast CFO experience spanning almost three decades. With a breadth of financial, operational, and strategic leadership experience, Pickett has spent the past ten years as a consulting CFO to a number of companies, including VOIP and “big data” software, medical devices, logistics, and packaging. Prior to his consulting, Pickett spent over 20 years in senior finance and operations roles in a variety of industries including internet-based supply chain software and services, enterprise software, private equity, and public accounting. He has lead two financial turnarounds, raised over $130 million in debt and equity capital for eight companies, and completed eight acquisitions.
In addition to a rich professional portfolio, Pickett’s academic background includes completing the Executive Program in Strategy and Organization at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, and earning an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Virginia.
Born and raised on the east coast, Pickett has made Santa Barbara his home since 1997. Welcoming Pickett to the team, Curvature’s President and CEO Mike Sheldon announced, “We are pleased to have Tom join our Curvature Team and we look forward to his contributions in furthering our success.”
Curvature is transforming how companies procure, maintain, and upgrade equipment and support for multi-vendor network and data center environments. Founded in 1986, the company, formerly known as Network Hardware Resale, has become a trusted strategic partner for more than 10,000 organizations globally, including some of the largest telecommunications carries, top financial services firms and Global 1000 organization. Based in Santa Barbara, California, the company specializes in delivering 24x7 global technical support, advanced hardware replacement, and complete lifecycle management of networking and data center equipment from corporate locations in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.curvature.com