Tom Lydon is the CFO for APi Group Inc., a multi-billion-dollar parent company to more than 40 independently managed life safety, energy, specialty construction and infrastructure companies located in over 200 locations worldwide. Lydon joined APi Group in July 2014. He brings a breadth of knowledge from his 28 years of experience working at KPMG with Fortune® 500 companies around the globe.
In June 1995, Lydon ran KPMG’s U.S. desk in Sydney, Australia. He was responsible for the oversight of KPMG’s audit of Australian entities selling debt or equity securities in the U.S. Capital Markets. He became a partner in 1997. In 1999, he led KPMG’s Internal Audit Practice in Minneapolis, Minn. In 2001, he was promoted to the Des Moines, Iowa Office Managing Partner and was promoted again in 2009 to the Northern Heartland Business Unit Partner in Charge (BUPIC) of Audit for the Des Moines and Minneapolis offices of KPMG. He provided leadership and oversight for all operational matters and worked cross functionally with advisory and tax leadership.
Lydon has developed entity-wide risk assessment procedures to assist management in identifying and developing action plans to monitor and manage the risks faced. He has significant international business experience having served clients in Australia, Brazil, China, Canada, Denmark, India, Japan, Germany, Malaysia, New Zealand, Portugal, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.
Lydon graduated from St. John’s University in 1986 with a B.S. in accounting and political science. Currently he serves on the Staging Concepts Board of Directors, the Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Audit Committee, Solid Ground Board of Directors and Cristo Rey Board of Directors. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). In the past Lydon worked as an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas Graduate School of Business; served as a board member on the Minnesota State Board of Accountancy; served as the White Bear Yacht Club treasurer and worked as a finance committee member of the Science Museum of Minnesota.
Lydon is married to Theresa with two adult children, Madeline and Derek. He enjoys exercise, fishing, reading, golf and tennis.