The 1935 Wealth Management Team

About Tom

Tom Wilson, partner, is a wealth advisor with the 1935 Wealth Management team. He manages investment portfolios for high-net-worth families, trusts, family offices, and foundations. He also serves as portfolio manager for the All Cap Growth, Global Dividend Growth, Global Growth, and Small-Mid Cap Growth strategies.

Tom joined William Blair in 1991 and became a partner of the firm in 2001. He is currently a member of the firm’s executive leadership group.

Tom is also a board member of the Josselyn Mental Health Center, co-founder of the Kritt-Wilson Scholarship Fund, board member and treasurer of New Trier Aquatics, and past president of the University of Michigan Club of Chicago. In addition, he is active with Boys Hope Girls Hope Foundation, University of Michigan Club of Chicago Scholarship Fund, and the University of Michigan Depression Center.

Tom and his family reside in Wilmette, Illinois. He is an avid cyclist, golfer, and paddle tennis player.

Tom was recently featured in Barron's Magazine.

Professional Recognition and Awards

  • Barron’s Top Wealth Advisors 2018 – 2024
  • Barron’s Top State-by-State Advisors in America 2022, 2023, 2024
  • Forbes Best-in-State Advisors 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 20242
  • Forbes Top 250 Wealth Advisors 20243

1 The ranking reflects the volume of assets overseen by the advisors and their teams, revenues generated for the firms and the quality of the advisors’ practices.
2 The Forbes ranking algorithm is based on industry experience, interviews, compliance records, assets under management, revenue and other criteria by SHOOK Research, LLC, which does not receive compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. Investment performance is not a criterion.
3 The ranking reflects the volume of assets overseen by the advisors and their teams, revenues generated for the firms and the quality of the advisors’ practices.

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