Chairman │ CEO │ CIO

With more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry, Tom Moran is Chairman, CEO and CIO of Moran Wealth Management, an independent Registered Investment Advisory firm with a comprehensive team of more than 40 professionals. Unlike broker-dealers, RIAs have a higher obligation to put client interests first. “As an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®), I am sworn to act in the best interests of every client,” says Moran. “It is an obligation of the designation I accept humbly and enthusiastically. Not all financial advisors are held to this standard.” In this new, expanded capacity, Moran Wealth Management® can provide an even broader array of investment solutions and services that meet the needs of high-net-worth individuals. This greater capability reflects Tom’s commitment to delivering the best, most comprehensive service possible.

Highly respected nationally for his experience, professional conduct, and success, Tom has received important accolades from industry giants. Barron’s has ranked Tom as the #1 Financial Advisor in Southwest Florida for more than 10 years, one of the Top 100 Advisors nationally, and a Top 100 Independent Advisor in 2020, 2021 and 2022, earning him placement in the Barron’s Hall of Fame. Additionally, Barron’s recognized Moran Wealth Management® as a Top 100 Team in 2021 and 2022.

Doing the right thing is at the center of our holistic approach to Investment advice. We hold ourselves to the highest standards, our loyalty to our clients is unwavering. We are proud to have a diverse staff of multidisciplinary professionals with the necessary expertise to serve multi-generational clients.

Forbes ranked Tom on the 2020 – 2022 Best-In-State lists for Florida, complementing his inclusion on the 2016-2021 Top 250 Wealth Advisor List. He was also listed by Financial Times  among the Top 400 Advisors in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, which identifies the top financial advisors at broker-dealers across the United States.

Tom is often invited to lecture before financial professionals and individual organizations across the United States on the economy and financial markets. Leading industry publications, including Barron’s and Gulfshore Business, feature Tom’s insights, and articles he has authored on a variety of financial and economic topics.

Tom is passionate about a variety of professional and charitable endeavors. Along with Sandi, his wife of  37 years, he is particularly devoted to children’s charities and the arts. Tom is Chairman Emeritus of the Board for Opera Naples. The Education Foundation of Collier County recognized Tom as one of their 2010 Men of Distinction for his exemplary commitment to the community. In 2015, Naples Daily News included Tom as one of their first 25 over 50 honorees for his distinguished philanthropic efforts and achievements. In 2016, Tom was honored with the Invest in Others Community Leadership Award, which recognizes the charitable work of financial advisors. Additionally, in 2023, Tom was inducted into the Business Hall of Fame for Junior AchievementTM of Southwest Florida for his professional accomplishments and commitment to the community.

Tom and Sandi are Lifetime Trustees of the Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF), and twice, in 2015 and 2016, served as co-chairs of NCEF’s Naples Winter Wine Festival. Each of those years the event earned the distinction of being the #1 charitable wine festival in the United States raising over $24 million dollars. The couple has proudly underwritten events for many charitable and arts-oriented organizations, including recently pledging $5 million towards the construction of Gulfshore Playhouse’s new Baker Theatre and Education Center.

In recognition of their remarkable work and impact within Naples, Tom and Sandi received the 2010 Philanthropist of the Year’s Lifetime Achievement award and in 2012 were honored among Gulfshore Life’s Men and Women of the Year. Tom was one of Naples Illustrated’s Men of the Year in 2017. In 2015, the United Arts Council recognized Tom and Sandi as Stars In The Arts for their dedication to arts education for local children.

Their daughter Kylen is a Williams College Honors graduate and received her MBA from Columbia University. Their eldest son, Kevin, is a Cornell University graduate and has earned his PhD in Entomology at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Their son Patrick is a graduate of Harvard University; son Shane is a graduate of Sewanee University with a BA in Economics and the University of Notre Dame with a MA in Management. Kylen, Patrick and Shane work in the firm. Tom graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Colorado.

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