Tom Van Geffen


Registered Principle

Toll-Free: 800-492-7337

TOM.VANGEFFEN@RAYMONDJAMES.COM

 

Thomas D. Van Geffen moved to Slidell in 1985 where he opened a branch office of a national NYSE firm. Within seven years Tom became a regional leader for the firm, leading 30+ offices in the Gulf Coast Region. In this role, Tom's responsibilities included identifying office locations from Slidell to Pensacola, FL., hiring advisors, and overseeing recruiting and training.

In 1996, Tom decided to move his financial services practice to the independent side of the industry by opening a Raymond James office in Slidell. Today the team at Van Geffen Wealth Strategies, Inc., and independent firm, serve their clients with three financial advisors and two full time support staff. The advisors offer securities through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. member FINRA/SIPC.

As a senior partner of Van Geffen Wealth Strategies, Tom brings to the team an acute understanding of economics - past, present, and future - and the significance it plays when making investment decisions. He provides the macro economic direction for the firm as well as approving the implementation of  various investment strategies.

Tom spends much of his time engaged in the hands-on managing of our clients' assets. In addition to managing money, his passions include educating individuals concerning financial matters through seminars, public speaking, and investment classes. Tom's speaking style is always informative and entertaining and has lead to him becoming one of the area's most popular community speakers.

Tom received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a minor in accounting from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. Tom holds series 7, 24, & 63 securities licenses and a Louisiana Life and Health Insurance License.

Tom is a native of Jennings Louisiana, but has resided in Slidell for the past 28 years. Tom spends his free time with his wife Becky, their five sons, and their nine grandchildren. His hobbies include anything competitive, adventurous, or both. Tom qualified and ran the Boston Marathon, Marine Corp Marathon in Washington, DC along with the Mardi Gras Marathon in New Orleans. Tom's other hobbies have included over the years, flying his own plane, playing tennis on a USTA team that won a National Title, snow skiing with his family in the winter, and playing golf in the summer. Tom and his Wife Becky are also avid readers, from novels to business books. Tom and Becky are members of Northshore Church in Slidell and often lead small bible study groups in their home.