Thomas E. Sherman, MBA, CLTC, RICP®
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 is based on three primary factors: his ability to help his clients overcome their concerns and achieve their goals, his unwavering integrity and work ethic, and more than 35 years of business experience. Due to his success, Tom was appointed Career Development Supervisor to teach new associates financial strategies that will enhance their clients’ well-being.
After 5 years in management recruiting and teaching the business to others while growing the firm, Tom returned to what he is most passionate about: working directly with individuals and business owners as their personal CFO, addressing areas frequently forgotten & ignored, while positioning them for a future of unknowns--changing estate tax laws, market performance, interest/inflation rates, unexpected health events, etc. Tom was named a 5 Star Wealth Manager by Westchester Magazine for seven consecutive years: 2010-2016. Tom also received “America’s 2013 Select Financial Advisors” award for his dedication and leadership within the industry.
Tom is affiliated with the well-known Integrity Advisors (IA) team. IA provides comprehensive financial services for business owners of closely held businesses. IA uses its unique knowledge and experience in the custom design and implementation of qualified retirement plans to help business owners while maximizing their wealth and reducing their income tax liabilities. A key strength of IA is staying current on changes in federal tax law that impacts business owners.
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 lives in Connecticut with his wife; they have two grown children. His free time focuses on family and friends, and is spent skiing, golfing, and traveling.
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.
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
Series 6, 7, 63, 65, Life & Health insurance, Long Term Care insurance
New Associate of the Year, 2003
“Leader’s Club” 8 consecutive years
“5-Star Wealth Manager Award,” Westchester Magazine, seven consecutive years: 2010-2016
America’s 2013 Select Financial Advisors
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Registered Representative of Park Avenue Securities and Financial Representative of Guardian.