Tom began his career in Financial Services at the age of 18 by selling life insurance while in college. After completing his degrees in accounting and finance, he became Executive Vice President at Specialized Insurance Agency serving the insurance needs of corporate executives, professionals and retirees. Tom joined Millennial Group in May of 2002 as a partner and in 2017 formed his own firm, Presper Financial Architects.
During his thirty-five-plus year career, Tom has developed a specialty in providing personalized planning to individuals, helping them organize their affairs, grow and protect their investments, reduce taxes and transition their wealth to the next generation.
Tom has served on numerous professional industry boards and has received countless awards for service excellence. He has served on numerous civic and religious boards; most recently past President of the St. Vincent-St. Mary’s Endowment Board and as a Board Trustee of the Akron Area YMCA. He currently serves as a board member of the Nu Rho Psi Endowment Board, an organization to promote neuroscience.
Tom is a Certified Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant. He has taught retirement classes at local schools and corporations and is certified to teach continuing education classes to CPAs and attorneys.
Tom enjoyed coaching multiple youth sports as a volunteer over a thirty-year period. He holds the highest certification as a youth soccer coach in Ohio.
Tom lives with his wife Sonya in Akron. They have six wonderful children, and have been “hosts” to other local and international students.
His hobbies include anything in which his kids and grandkids are involved.
Words from Tom
I enjoy teaching and mentoring, whether as a parent, youth soccer coach, or financial workshop instructor. I had many teachers, coaches, and business mentors that had a positive impact on me and I hope to do the same for anyone who asks for my help.
Thoughts on PFA
The greatest aspect of Presper Financial Architects is hearing and seeing my team take wonderful care of our clients and knowing that each one of us thinks of our clients like family, not just a transaction.
If you meet a Presper, I am probably related to them and here is why - the original spelling of our Polish family name was Przepierczynski and when my father and his two brothers were in their early 20’s, they decided to shorten the last name. Few people could pronounce it correctly and they were tired of being called “ski”. It was almost changed to Peppers because that was my dad’s nickname in high school; but after some deliberation, he and his brothers settled on Presper and went through the legal process for the change.