Dell financial executive to speak at business college

KALAMAZOO—A financial expert for Dell will be featured in the next Western Michigan University Distinguished Speaker Series, hosted by the Haworth College of Business.

Thomas Sweet, vice president of corporate finance, controller and chief accounting officer of Dell, will present “Business Models and Leadership: What WMU did and did not teach me” at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, in 2000 Schneider Hall. The talk will be followed by a question-and-answer period.

Thomas Sweet

Sweet began at Dell in 1997 as vice president of finance, responsible for the education, government and health care units, along with holding several other positions in the company, including vice president of internal audit and chief financial officer of the corporate sales division. He has also provided leadership in a number of sales roles.    

As Dell’s lead financial expert in global technology markets and trends, Sweet’s responsibilities range from global accounting, tax, treasury and investor relations to global financial services.

After receiving his bachelor’s in business administration from WMU and becoming a certified public accountant, Sweet spent 13 years with Price Waterhouse, providing audit and accounting services to the technology industry. He later went on to serve as vice president of accounting and finance for Telos Corporation.

As a company deeply committed to innovation and responsibility, Dell is one of the largest technological corporations in the world, employing more than 100,000 people worldwide. Integrated into more than 400,000 classrooms across the globe and handling millions of customer interactions per day, Dell has become a leader in achieving balanced, sustainable growth on a global scale.

To register for the presentation or obtain more information, contact Cyntia Reeves at or (269) 387-5069.