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Todd Adams

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer

As CFO, Todd brings invaluable insight and expertise to PDS. After graduating from UW-Whitewater with a BBA in Accounting, Todd worked for two regional CPA firms performing audit and tax work. Todd then received his CPA certificate in 1983 and accepted the internal auditor’s role at the largest media company in the state of Wisconsin: Journal Communications. After three years of performing audits and tax work, he was promoted to assistant controller of Journal Communication’s largest division: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

In 1988, Todd was promoted to Controller and in 1993 was promoted to Senior Vice President – CFO of Journal Sentinel. Todd was responsible for the company’s purchasing, finance and information technologies functions. By helping drive the top line growth as well as overall business efficiencies, for the next 13 years, Todd was involved with virtually all aspects of the newspaper business, including leading the business strategy of the paper, being part of customer pricing decisions, expense reductions and more.

A highlight for Todd was serving an integral role in the building and purchasing of a $113 million dollar plant and equipment for a new state of the art printing facility. The project won various worldwide awards. In addition, Todd served as President of the newspaper financial group in 2003/2004, a 900-member organization.

From 2007 to 2010, Todd was CFO of three portfolio companies of The Comvest Group, a private equity firm out of West Palm Beach, Florida, working with distressed companies. In searching for something closer to home, Todd later became the Interim CFO of Dedicated Computing and Tushaus Computer Services. Most recently in 2012, Todd was named CFO of Paragon Development Systems (PDS).

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