Managing Directors

Shields & Company assists its clients in achieving their long-term corporate growth and shareholder objectives. The Shields & Company team works closely with the management and directors of each of its clients to apply creative and professional financial advice in order to facilitate and execute transactions. Shields & Company strives to develop a long-term relationship with each client to provide the most professional service available.

Thomas J. Shields

Thomas J. Shields

Managing Director
AB Harvard College
MBA Harvard Business School

Mr. Shields co-founded the firm in 1991. Previously, he was a managing director of Bear, Stearns & Co., and manager of its Boston corporate finance office. He serves on the Board of Directors of numerous public and private companies, including B.J.'s Wholesale Club, Inc., Ensign Bickford and Clean Harbors, Inc., and was formerly chairman of Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Mr. Shields is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School, where he served as president of the Harvard Business School Association of Boston.

Mr. Shields holds the following FINRA registrations: Series 7, 24, 63, and 79.

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Janice L. Shields

Janice L. Shields

Managing Director
AB Albertus Magnus College
MBA The Stern School of Business at New York University

ALM Harvard University

Ms. Shields specializes in the financial institutions and business services. She has been involved in conducting transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and restructuring, and financial advisory services for over 35 years. Ms. Shields is a former vice president in the corporate banking groups of Citibank and Irving Trust Company in New York City.  She was also an investment officer of Cabot, Cabot & Forbes in Boston. She is a co-founder of Shields & Company, Inc., which was formed in 1991. Shields & Company, Inc. is a FINRA broker/dealer and a registered investment advisor. Ms. Shields sits on the board of several private companies. She is a past president of the Association of Corporate Growth - Boston Chapter.

Ms. Shields holds the following FINRA registrations:   Series 7, 24, 27, 63, 66, 79, and 99. 

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Richard W. Newman

Richard W. Newman

Managing Director
AB Bowdoin College
MS The Stern School of Business at New York University

Mr. Newman directs the valuation and fairness opinion practice at Shields & Company, Inc. He has over 30 years experience in valuations and in corporate finance matters. Mr. Newman has been qualified as an expert witness and has testified in court numerous times. In addition, he advises on mergers and acquisitions and on capital-raising assignments. Prior to joining Shields & Company, Inc., he founded and directed KPMG’s New England Mergers & Acquisitions Group.

In the fall, he can be found officiating college and high school football games. Mr. Newman is also active in coaching youth basketball for the town of Walpole, Massachusetts.

He earned an MS degree from New York University and an AB degree from Bowdoin College.

Mr. Newman holds the following FINRA registrations: Series 7, 63, and 79.

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Timothy M. White, CFA

Timothy M. White, CFA

Managing Director
BS Babson College

Prior to joining Shields & Company in 1998, Mr. White was an associate with TM Capital Corp., a New York-based investment banking boutique, where he focused on middle-market mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and capital raising. Previously, he was an investment banking analyst with Barclays plc in the New York-based technology group. Mr. White has completed a broad range of M&A transactions, ranging from complex private equity transactions to large corporate divestitures, and serves as an advisor to several large public and private corporations. His experience includes companies in business services, technology, and research/analytics industries as well as a broad range of middle market consumer and industrial clients. Mr. White holds a degree from Babson College in Finance & Investments, and has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst ("CFA") designation.

Mr. White holds the following FINRA registrations: Series 7, 63, and 79.

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