Professional Background

Tom started his career as a Certified Public Accountant in 1985.  His practice focused on tax issues and financial planning for small business owners and physicians.  In 1989, Tom established Armstrong and Associates, CPAs  in Charlottesville, Va.   This practice continued his focus and expanded into retirement and business succession strategies for executives and entrepreneurs.   Tom became a member of the Virginia CPAs financial planning task force and took an active role on the board of the Boys and Girls Club in Virginia. 

In 1995, Tom sold his CPA firm and moved his family back to Grand Rapids, Michigan.  For several years, Tom was involved in tax consulting and estate planning for high net worth individuals. 

In 2003, Tom joined Northwestern Mutual.  He has enjoyed continued success serving executives and business owners.  Continuing his focus in developing income strategies after retirement, or the sale of a business, he has built a team and a unique process supported by Northwestern Mutual to address all of the particular risks associated with helping build an income and asset distribution strategy for life.


Associations and Memberships

Tom Armstrong is a member of: 

  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Michigan Association of CPAs
  • MICPA Financial Institutions task force
  • Michigan Bankers Association
  • Indiana Bankers Association
  • Ohio Bankers League
  • Illinois Bankers Association
  • Rotary International

Years of Experience

Representing Northwestern Mutual since 2003.

Tom Thomas Armstrong

Tom Thomas Armstrong, CPA

Financial Representative


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