In 2002, Thomas A. Nieman joined SALI and currently serves as the firm’s Chief Executive Officer. During his tenure, SALI has grown from a start-up company into an Insurance Dedicated Fund administrative platform with 100+ IDFs. Tom began his professional career in 1993 with the accounting firm of Arthur Andersen where he became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 1995. Tom earned both his Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Texas at Austin in 1993 and 1998, respectively. After completing his MBA, Tom worked as a Senior Financial Analyst for Continental Airlines and in 2000 joined Sandefer Capital Partners as its Chief Operating Officer. Sandefer Capital Partners is an oil and gas private equity firm and family office with over $500 million of committed capital.