SM&W Transitions to a New Generation of Leadership

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Tom Shen

Shen Milsom & Wilke announces the evolution of its leadership with the appointment of Tom Shen to President & 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 the firm’s Founder, Fred Shen. “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, Tom 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 has leveraged his experience to provide valuable input and build strong relationships with SM&W’s most important clients. Going forward, Tom 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 Tom. “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 website that 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.

Contact information
Tom Shen
President & Chief Executive Officer
Tel. 212.725.6800

About SM&W

SM&W’s core purpose is to provide guidance and creative technology solutions to make the places we work, play, and live more functional, safe, and welcoming.

Founded in 1986, Shen Milsom & Wilke, LLC (SM&W) is an internationally recognized technology consulting firm with expertise in Audiovisual/ Multimedia, Acoustics, Information Technology, Physical Security and Medical Equipment Planning. Our areas of practice include corporations, mixed use, hospitality, cultural institutions, higher education, multifamily residential, Data Center Planning and healthcare.

Shen Milsom & Wilke is an independent, global technology consulting firm. Our impartiality means that we are able to craft an appropriate solution that is specific to each individual client’s vision and goals.

SM&W has a staff of over 230 dedicated individuals in 15 offices on three continents. The consistency of our approach has been the key to our success in providing over eighteen thousand projects in over 40 countries. Our shared infrastructure includes a training and education program, a proven quality control /quality assurance program, and a consistent delivery process. Our global network enables us to deliver robust, reliable results locally and globally.

The convergence of our multidiscipline expertise coupled with our global presence makes us an asset for our clients. By providing a single point of responsibility and coordinated acoustic, audiovisual, IT, medical equipment planning, and physical security consulting services, we ensure an efficient, cost effective solution.