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Two-decade veteran Tom McGovern has joined Red Oak Capital as chief financial officer

Red Oak Capital Brings in Tom McGovern as CFO 

Michigan-based Red Oak Capital Holdings named Thomas A. McGovern as CFO. He brings two decades as an investment banker and equity research analyst facilitating capital markets transactions, leading M&A processes, and building relationships with private equity firms and other institutional investors. 

McGovern most recently served as interim CFO at California-based Veronica’s Insurance, and over his career he has held finance and investment leadership roles in New York for such firms as Nomura Securities International, Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets, Cypress Associates LLC, Morgan Stanley, and Lehman Brothers. 

“The addition of Tom to our senior leadership team will continue accelerating the growth trajectory Red Oak has charted and will play a critical role in building and scaling our institutional investment and lending platforms,” said Gary Bechtel, CEO of Red Oak.  

The addition of McGovern follows Paul Cleary being named President and COO of Red Oak this past March. 


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