Penny Tom

Vice President of Finance

Penny is Vice President of Finance at Equillium, bringing more than 30 years of industry finance and audit experience. Prior to Equillium, she was a consultant for Aspyre Partners supporting various publicly-held biotechnology companies in controller and technical accounting roles, where she scaled and led teams through building infrastructure and handling global expansion in fast-paced, dynamic environments. Prior to Aspyre, she was Senior Director Controller at Ajinomoto Althea, Inc., a contract development and manufacturing organization. Previously, Penny served in roles of increasing responsibility at Illumina, Inc. for five years, most recently as Senior Director Controller, where she led the company’s controllership function during a period of rapid growth. Prior to Illumina, Penny held a variety of senior management accounting and finance roles in predominantly publicly-held companies. Earlier in her career, Penny served as a senior auditor for Ernst & Young, LLP. Penny received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an Accounting emphasis at the University of Montana. She is also a Certified Public Accountant in California (CPA, license # 79647).