Tom long dreamed of being a stockbroker, but over time that dream expanded into a vision of a full-service, “one-stop shop” financial planning firm for individuals and small businesses. After finishing law school and passing the bar exam, Tom practiced law for a short time with his dad’s law firm before realizing that it was time to pursue his true passion. His financial services career began in June of 1991 at American Express Financial Advisors, where he worked as a financial advisor until December of 1999. Tom fully realized his dream when he opened Platinum Capital Advisors in January of 2000, and he has practiced as an independent financial advisor ever since.
Tom loves turning strangers into friends and family as they work together through the financial planning process. Building great relationships and being able to truly help clients towards financial success are the two most satisfying aspects of what he does, and why he loves doing it. Tom earned his undergraduate degree in Business and Finance from the University of Southern Mississippi, and his law degree from the University of Mississippi. As an Investment Advisor Representative, he holds Series 7, 24, 63 and 65 securities registrations and is also life, accident and health insurance licensed.
Tom and his wife of over 20 years, Melody, have three children in college, Bailey, Brennon and Maddy. He loves to travel with family and friends whenever possible, as well as play golf, tennis and music as often as he can find time. An avid outdoorsman, he can often be found on the water boating, sailing, fishing, jet skiing or water skiing. Tom is involved in his community and serves as an active member of the Fatima Catholic Church, the Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce, the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, the Biloxi-Edgewater Civitan Club and the Rotary Club of Biloxi, and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.