Learn About Thomas St. John
A financial advisor can play one of the most prominent roles in a person’s life, forming a long-lasting relationship and providing trusted counsel. As a result, it can be incredibly overwhelming to find an advisor you trust and with whom you want to work for the long-term. Tom St. John has dedicated his career to helping individuals and families feel comfortable sharing their stories and expressing their greatest financial goals and working with them to pursue their vision of financial success.
Early in his life, Tom has always known he wanted to serve others. After serving his country as a military officer for several years, he turned to the financial services industry as an opportunity to help people make informed decisions regarding their financial well-being. With a desire to work in close collaboration with clients’ one-on-one and to provide personalized strategies, he founded Phoenix Financial Network, an independent financial services firm.
As the Founder of Phoenix Financial Network, Tom is committed to providing guidance to individuals, couples, and families who want to retire on their terms. Many of the people he serves have worked hard throughout their careers. As they approach retirement, they want to ensure their money works hard for them in return. As a specialist in retirement planning and estate conservation, he can help clients answer the questions they may have about their financial future, from retirement income planning to insurance needs.
By incorporating a sound philosophy of conservative financial strategies and tax efficiency, Tom provides clients a realistic plan of action with the goal to preserve and protect assets while maintaining financial independence. Passionate about providing education and helping them solve their unique situations, he strives to translate their financial opportunities into understandable and actionable steps so they can confidently make decisions. For Tom, there’s no greater satisfaction than building friendships with so many people and knowing that he has helped contribute positively to people’s lives.
Passionate about the pursuit of knowledge and helping as many people as he can, Tom is actively involved in his community and industry. He has been named by Delaware Today magazine as a 5 Star Financial Advisor in 2010, 2017 and was nominated again in 2020. He formerly hosted the morning business reports for WDEL radio and has been featured on the Today Show and has regularly been quoted in the Wilmington News Journal and Philadelphia Inquirer. Appearing on the cover of Financial Planning on Wall Street, he was described as “a missionary trying to save his clients from the coming financial storm that threatens to sweep them into a retirement of poverty.”
Outside of the office, Tom was a founding board member of the Glasgow/Bear YMCA in 1993 and was honored as Volunteer of the Year in 1998. He now serves as Board Member Emeritus. He has served over the years as a board member for many area not-for-profit organizations including A Center for Relational Living, 9th Street Breakfast Kitchen, Opera Delaware, and the Boy Scouts. Currently, he serves as a Special Trustee of the Delaware Technical and Community College Educational Foundation.
To learn more about Tom and his services, contact him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 302-468-6655.