Interim Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
As PBS’ Interim CFO and Treasurer, Tom Tardivo is responsible for fostering the financial integrity and fiscal health of the organization. This includes leadership of the finance, accounting, treasury, investments and rights management teams.
Mr. Tardivo also serves as Senior Vice President, Finance & Business Development, responsible for managing all business planning activities at PBS, including the annual operating budget and quarterly forecasts for corporate and business operating units. He leads financial strategy for corporate transactions including the purchase or sale of assets, formation of joint ventures, and mergers/consolidations of affiliated entities. In addition, Mr. Tardivo performs financial evaluations and modeling for new business opportunities, major content acquisitions and distribution relationships, and the related cash-flow implications, while identifying potential financial risks and business operational issues.
Mr. Tardivo first joined PBS in 1998 as Controller of PBS Home Video and subsequently rose to Senior Director of Finance for PBS Ventures, now known as PBS Distribution (PBSd). After six years, he briefly left PBS for XM Satellite Radio, where he was responsible for business operations and financial management of the sales and marketing group. He returned to PBS in 2005 as Vice President, Strategic Asset Management with financial oversight of all content-related revenue-generating enterprises, including strategic partnerships, sponsorships, licensing, merchandising, e-commerce, home video, direct-to-consumer marketing and new business development. During his tenure, Mr. Tardivo also oversaw affiliate and management relations for the Sprout joint venture, as well as the negotiation and sale of PBS’ equity interest in the venture.
Prior to PBS, Mr. Tardivo held finance positions at Telco Communications Group, CBS News and the National Basketball Association. He began his career with Feld Entertainment.
A graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Tardivo holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a major concentration in Accounting.