Tom has had over 35 years experience as a tax, accounting and financial planning professional. He received a Bachelor’s Degree from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois with a double major in Accounting and Business Administration. After earning his CPA certificate in 1979, Tom went on to complete his Masters in Taxation from DePaul University in Chicago in 1985. He started his career in public accounting, working with individuals and small- to medium-sized businesses. He also spent 7 years as CFO of a mid-sized printing and manufacturing company. This provided Tom with experience on “both sides of the desk.” In 1990, he founded what has evolved into Barnicle & Associates, Ltd. Tom is licensed as a Registered Representative and an Investment Adviser Representative in Illinois, Indiana, Florida, Arizona, Alabama, New Jersey and California. He holds an insurance licenses in Illinois, Alabama, Arizona, New Jersey and Florida. He created the firm of Wealth Cornerstones, Inc. to focus on assisting clients and friends with establishing a strong financial base on which to secure their future while utilizing the resources of Cetera Financial Specialists LLC
Tom’s experience has given him the opportunity to work with a large variety of small to medium-sized businesses as well as tax and financial planning for individuals. He has served on the boards of numerous church and community organizations. From your first step into his office, you will realize he is an avid hockey fan.