Offering objective financial and business guidance and advice from a CPA perspective, Tom’s practice is focused on one central theme: “How Can I Make My Clients’ Lives Better?”  Tom has over 36 years of experience in helping business owners, executives, retirees and families prepare for life’s issues by creating a business plan for life.  In 1979, Tom began his professional career at Deloitte LLP, where he specialized in taxes, holding various positions over a 12-year span.  Tom currently runs the company he founded in 2000, Gateway Financial Advisors, LLC. He graduated cum laude from Cleveland State University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant, Personal Financial Specialist, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst and Accredited Estate Planner.  He is active in the Rotary and the Chamber of Commerce in Broadview Heights, OH and serves on numerous professional boards, including the Estate Planning Council of Cleveland.  He and his wife, Julie, have been married over 40 years and have two children, Brian and Rachel.