Tom was a client of Strategies for Wealth long before he joined the firm. After a 20-year successful marketing career and business owner, Tom opted for a change in which he could positively affect the lives of others.
Tom has tremendous passion for guiding people and takes great pride in the impact that strategic planning has on clients. He takes a holistic view and does not come to clients with any preconceived notions. The client’s individual circumstances dictate what Tom recommends. A successful plan is created consistent with investment goals, while addressing concerns and mitigating risks that could impact the client’s financial future.
In Tom’s first year with Strategies for Wealth, he was awarded the coveted “New Associate of the Year” award for the Westchester office and was ranked 7th nationally among new associates. In his second year, Tom ranked in the top 5% of company advisors nationwide. Tom’s success has continued throughout his 15+ years with the firm. His success is based on several factors: his ability to help his clients overcome their concerns and achieve their goals, unwavering integrity and work ethic, easy demeanor, uncommon knowledge, and more than 35 years of business experience.
Tom works with individuals and families as a personal CFO, positioning them for a more secure future by addressing four critical areas: protection, assets, liabilities and cash flow. This results in lower risk, more balance, increased retirement income, and ultimately, greater confidence in ones’ financial decisions and future.
Aligning with business owners, Tom strategizes in exit/succession planning aiming to increase EBITA for a higher sales price while simultaneously eliminating double taxation, helping to allow owners to depart with significantly greater money than the traditional sales/transfer techniques. His team analyzes buy-sell (or operating) agreements so partners can leave the business under their own terms, without incidence. He is involved with executive and group benefits to attract, reward and retain employees. Tom is affiliated with Integrity Advisors (IA), a well-known family practice specializing in custom design and implementation of retirement plans that have the propensity to reduce income taxes and maximize owner’s wealth. Staying current on changes in federal tax law that impacts business owners is a key strength of theirs.
Tom was named New Associate of the Year, 2003; “Leader’s Club” qualifier multiple years; “5 Star Wealth Manager” award by Westchester Magazine 2010-2018; “America’s 2013 Select Financial Advisors” award for his dedication and leadership within the industry; one of 28 recipients of the 2018 “Top Wealth Advisers” award for Westchester & Fairfield Counties.
Prior to joining Strategies for Wealth, Tom was SVP, General Manager of a nationally recognized marketing agency that grew from $8,000,000 to $18,000,000 in billings, and 40 to 100 people, in three years. Tom also owned his own business for five years teaching communication skills and media interviewing skills to senior executives domestically and internationally.
Tom was certified by The America College in Retirement Planning with the RICP® designation. He also holds the CLTC designation which certifies him to offer Long Term Care.
Tom has been published in a variety of magazines.
Education and Training:
- BA – University of Denver
- MBA – George Washington University
Community, Charitable, or Professional Organizations/Associations:
- University of Denver Alumni Association; Regional Interviewer
- George Washington University Alumni Association & Mentor
- National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
- Westchester Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
Securities and Registration Licenses:
Series 6, 7, 63, 65, Life & Health insurance, Long Term Care insurance, Retirement Income Certified Professional