Tom holds a PhD in Retirement Income Planning, with original research on Whole Life as a Fixed Income Alternative under the advisement of industry thought leaders Wade Pfau, Michael Finke, and Stephen Parrish. His focus on academics and selling from a place of integrity comes from a long career of positioning whole life insurance and competing against its alternatives. Starting in college as an award-winning advisor with Northwestern Mutual before moving his practice to MassMutual, he subsequently grew his career in prominent home office roles in sales and marketing leadership. He has been a well known storyteller at perennial company conferences and firm meetings nation-wide. 

Tom distills decades of experience into simple concepts and ideas that advisors can immediately take to their clients. He believes whole life insurance is the Best Kept Secret in financial planning, and has refocused his career on driving organizational growth and inspiring a cultural shift among investment oriented advisors. Tom lives in the Boston area with his two boys aged 11 & 8, and wants nothing more than to make a profound impact on your team.