Oct 13, 2023
Meet Tom Christy
Please join us in welcoming Tom Christy to the NPF team. Tom came onboard May 30 as one of two Associate Investment Advisors, a new position created to help build our bench strength and accommodate continued growth. His objective is to serve our clients in a complementary manner to the existing advisory relationship with the aim of bringing additional thought and expertise to the services we provide.
Tom comes to us with experience both as a Wealth Advisor counseling individual investors and a Retirement Plan Advisor helping employers develop and maintain sponsored retirement plans. He sharpened the ability to make complex financial concepts understandable but preferred the “puzzle-solving” nature of private wealth management – “each client has a different situation and different goals.” He’s grateful to have found a place at NPF, where clear communication is every bit as important as smart investing.
Born in Grand Rapids and raised in Detroit, Tom moved back to what he calls “the greatest city on earth” to attend Aquinas College. “I wanted to be an environmentalist, but it turned out I was really bad at it,” he jokes. He was good at math, however, and he eventually earned a BA in Economics. He spent five months as a student teacher in Ireland after graduation and considered pursuing a PhD to become a professor before returning to the States and taking a financial job.
Tom serves on the boards of the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) – “I’ve been involved with them since 2018” – and Catholic Charities of West Michigan. He’s a world traveler, listing Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Ireland, and the UK among his past destinations. And he recently jumped out of an airplane on a “double-dog dare.”
He laid the groundwork for his next adventure just a few days before joining NPF, when he asked his girlfriend, Geneva, to marry him. (She said yes.) The couple are planning a fall 2024 wedding.
Learn more about Tom here.