Tom Kim

Financial Advisor


Before beginning his financial planning practice in 2011, Tom was an educator. He earned his Undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Education / Organization & Leadership from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and proceeded to serve as a teacher and administrator in the South Side and Near West Side of Chicago. Realizing it was difficult to have personal impact in the education system at large, Tom began exploring career options where he felt he could have more immediate impact.

“When I was first introduced to Northwestern Mutual, I realized that while I had no finance or sales background, my background in education could be really useful. It struck me that for a client to make a decision involving something as intimate as their finances, they needed to truly understand the elements of that decision.”

Tom’s practice strives to approach financial planning not as a transaction, but rather as a consultative process through which he can discover, educate and advocate for his clients. He and his team find that holistic financial planning is accomplished by slowing down enough to address all the moving pieces of your personal, professional and financial lives.

If you are an active member of the medical community or a business owner that feels they could benefit from a different approach to truly holistic financial planning, we would love to connect. Please don’t hesitate to email Tom Kim directly at



Degree Major Institution
Bachelor of Arts Education University of Illinois at Champaign
Master of Arts Educational Organization and Leadership University of Illinois at Champaign

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