Tom Shen, CEO, SM&W
Shen Milsom & Wilke (SM&W) has appointed Tom Shen to president and chief executive officer. Tom succeeds Fred Shen, who will retain his title as founder and chairman of the board.
"During this time of transformation, there is no better person to assume leadership of SM&W than Tom,” said Fred Shen, the firm’s founder. “Having spent 21 years at the firm inclusive of 7 years managing our San Francisco office, Tom is a proven leader who is committed to our mission and core values. As Chairman, I look forward to remaining actively engaged with SM&W, its partners and clients, and supporting Tom in his new role as CEO.”
Prior to his role as CEO, Shen served as managing partner of SM&W, playing a critical role in many of its most complex and demanding projects, while helping to manage the firm’s global resources to unify coordination efforts on multi-discipline projects.During his tenure with the firm, he leveraged his experience to provide valuable input and build strong relationships with SM&W’s most important clients.Going forward, Shen will be focused on developing the business vision, strategy and leadership to ensure the company’s continued growth and success.
“I am honored to be named SM&W’s next CEO,” said Shen. “It is truly a privilege to be leading an organization comprised of talented individuals who work hard every day to deliver the high quality services and innovative solutions to meet the needs of our clients.We will continue to be strategic and creative in our approach while continuing our mission to stay at the forefront of evolving technology.”
SM&W is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and recently launched an anniversary websitethat showcases a video of Fred Shen sharing his early experiences starting the firm, and a video of Tom Shen discussing the firm’s core values and vision for the future.