Daily News: January 9, 2012

Bluewater Hires Field Exam Veteran Sweet as National Team Leader

Bluewater Transaction Advisors continues to implement its strategic growth plan with the recent hire of a well-established field exam veteran.

Effective January 2012, Thomas C. Sweet, CPA, has joined Bluewater Transaction Advisors as a national team leader, Lender Analytics Group. Sweet is responsible for managing and performing field examination engagements nationwide, with primary geographical focus in the southern United States. Additionally, he will assist in developing Bluewater’s practice in the South and work directly with staff and clients to ensure the delivery of consistent, high-quality work engagements. He is based in Charlotte, NC

Sweet has over 20 years of auditing, banking and direct lending experience. His background as a CPA, an auditor, and a lender allows him to bring the detailed and big picture perspective of lenders’ risks into consideration.

Before joining Bluewater, he served in senior management positions with national firms where he managed and performed collateral analysis engagements for lenders, and other specialized engagements for banks and manufacturers. Prior to this, he spent over six years at CIT Business Credit, where he served as an account executive, managing a portfolio of asset-based loans, and also as a regional audit manager. Within his loan portfolio, Sweet’s responsibilities included personally handling new credit underwriting and client liquidations and bankruptcies, working directly with attorneys, turnaround professionals and CIT Executive Management. Before joining CIT, he was with NationsBank as a regulatory financial analyst and Deloitte & Touche as a financial statement auditor.