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In June of 1995, after receiving his Undergraduate degree from Marquette University, Tom began his career as a Financial Representative with Northwestern Mutual Chicago. Tom received the title of Managing Director in 2003, and on January 1, 2004 he opened the doors to a new Northwestern Mutual Chicago office. Since then, he has worked to grow the Chicago-Rosemont location by expanding his personal financial practice team while also identifying, attracting, and mentoring prospective and new Financial Representatives.
Tom’s mission is to help our clients reach their goals and achieve financial independence. Tom is a caring financial planner who is dedicated to creating a personalized plan for each client’s unique circumstances, encompassing education funding, retirement planning and all life events in-between. His philosophy is analogous to building a home. You must first start by building a strong foundation upon which you can sustain financial security. Together with clients, our team creates a plan of action and sets the framework for your future.
Although our team works with a diverse group of clientele from varying backgrounds and stages in their lives, Tom is especially passionate about helping families who have loved ones with special needs. Tom is designated as a Chartered Special Needs Consultant™ (ChSNC™) and is a national expert in navigating both government agency and third-party benefits to maximize support. Furthermore, he is well-versed in regards to issues that arise when planning for a dependent with special needs. Tom and our team understand that all families, especially those who have loved ones with special needs, face multiple priorities and goals. We strive to work carefully to balance those complexities in order to provide a lifetime of financial security.
In addition to the ChSNC™, Tom has successfully achieved several certifications including Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®), Chartered Life Underwriting® (CLU®), and Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®). Tom believes in the importance of helping our community, continuing education and cultivating future financial professionals, which has led him to teach CFP courses at Northwestern University for the past three years.
Tom is a native of Elmhurst, IL and enjoys spending time with his friends and family, and cheering on the Chicago Bears. Tailgate Tom has been known to attend every game since becoming a season ticket holder in 2001. He is married to Melanie and they have two sons named Justin and Brendan.
Tell us about your special needs issue and we will put you in touch with Thomas J Canale