Tom started Breiter Capital Management, now known as Integra Capital Advisors, in 1992 with a passion to help individual investors plan for and reach their retirement and life goals. A lot has changed in the world since then, but he believes having a sound financial plan is more important than ever.
Working to make sure that both spouses are involved in the planning process is of particular interest to Tom. This is especially true for women whose husband has been the primary investment decision maker. Considering the chance for divorce and women’s longer life expectancies, the majority of women will be in charge of their own finances at some point in their life and in many cases they are unprepared. Tom also specializes in helping women who have become "suddenly single" plan for their new financial life.
Prior to founding Integra Capital Advisors, Tom served in the U.S. Navy’s nuclear power program which included operating the propulsion systems on two different submarines as well as an instructor at the Navy’s Nuclear Power School. In 1987, he entered the world of financial services and by 1991 was the lead portfolio manager at a large financial planning firm in Orlando, Florida, where he directed over $130 million in assets. Tom holds the RICP designation from the American College of Financial Services after completing an intensive course of study on helping clients prepare for and create a sustainable retirement income stream.
Tom has been married to his wife, Kathy, for 38 years and they have one daughter, Nicole, who is 18. They have lived in the Bradenton, Florida area since 1994. He is passionate about golf, likes to exercise, travel, and spend quality time with friends.
Community service is high on Tom’s priority list and he has a long history of non-profit board service including time as Chairman of the Anna Maria Island Community Center and the South Florida Museum. He is currently involved as a member of “Manatee Matches” a group of donors who pool funds and make annual donations to local non-profits to help them make a large impact in the Manatee County, Florida region.