Tom Riley is the Vice President of Finance for Seattle Sounders FC, beginning his current role in April of 2015. In this position, Riley spearheads the club’s financial reporting, planning and oversight.
From 2006 to 2015, Riley ran his own management and financial consulting firm, which was focused on early stage startups in Seattle. He has served as CFO for six different startups and the angel investment firm Curious Office Partners. In this timeframe, Riley also served as CFO of the Sounders during the club’s USL era. In 2013 he co-founded Industrial Generosity, Inc., creator of SWORL, a photo-framing service for iPhone.
Prior to 2006, Riley served as CFO of Northwest Framing, a 50-store custom picture retailer operating in Seattle and Portland, and as Controller in charge of finance and human resources at Pacific Coast Feather Company, the nation's largest manufacturer of pillows and comforters.
In 2000, Riley was elected as the volunteer President of the Board of the Seattle Audubon Society. Seattle Audubon is Washington State's largest and oldest environmental group, and Riley became the youngest president in the organization's 99-year history.
Riley holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics and German from UC Berkeley, in addition to his MBA from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. In his free time, Riley enjoys long bike rides and healthy food. He has been a Sounders FC Season Ticket Member since the club’s inaugural MLS season in 2009.