Tom Hyland was raised in Hazlet, NJ, graduating from Raritan High School with High Honors in 1982. Tom attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ on a full academic scholarship, graduating Cum Laude in May 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and English.
Upon graduation, Tom began his 26 year career in financial services as a Senior Fixed Income Specialist with McLaughlin, Piven, Vogel, Inc. on Wall Street, later rising to the position of Vice President. Tom left the firm in early 1987 to launch his own independent Wealth Managment practice, which he has maintained for a select number of clients for the past 25 years, focusing on retirement planning for the emerging affluent.
Later in 1987, Tom joined Tomorrow’s Financial Services, Inc., now located in Lincroft, NJ, and was instrumental in the formation of its subsidiary broker dealer, TFS Securities, Inc. In 1989, he formed TFS Mortgage Corporation, a Correspondent Residential Mortgage Lender licensed in New Jersey, New York, and Florida. In 1990, TFS Insurance Agency was formed to further expand the insurance business at TFS. In 1995, he started TFS Income Tax Preparation Services to further expand the services of TFS. In 1997, Tom spearheaded the firm’s move into the asset management business with the creation of the Investment Advisory firm now known as TFS Advisory Services. He has served as President of each of these subsidiary companies since their formation, and has served as the President and Chief Marketing Officer for the parent company, Tomorrow’s Financial Services, Inc. since January of 1990.
During his tenure, Tom was integral in TFS’ emergence as a leading full-service wealth management and consulting firm, currently managing over 100,000 clients, serviced by 300 independent advisors nationwide. Over the years, he has directly or indirectly recruited, trained, managed and supervised over 500 independent financial advisors. Tom assists in the supervision of a 30 person staff that ensures smooth running back-office operations. He is primarily responsible for new product development, developing strategic alliances, marketing, advertising, firm-level recruitment, and product, sales, and technical training. Under his direction, the TFS sales force has grown 1000%, while production has increased 2500%.
Tom holds the FINRA Series 7, 63, 24, 27, 65, 53, & 79 registrations. He holds insurance producer licenses for Life, Health, Property & Casualty, and Annuities in NJ and at least 30 other states. He also holds the Mortgage Banker, Secondary Mortgage Banker, and Mortgage Originator licenses in NJ, NY and FL. Tom has appeared as an expert witness in numerous legal cases involving the financial services industry and is a frequent keynote speaker. He joined the Financial Planning Association in 1989, and has been recognized in “Who’s Who in the East”, “Who’s Who in America”, and “Who’s Who in Finance and Business”.
Tom has been a member of the Better Business Bureau, Chamber of Commerce, and Kiwanis Club. He sat on the Executive Board of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and remains an active member of numerous charitable foundations. For over 25 years, Tom has remained extremely active in competitive youth sports, acting as a Coach, Commissioner, Vice President and Trustee for the Holmdel Youth Activities Association. He was also a coach for Holmdel Pop Warner Football and served as the Interim Head Coach for the Holmdel High School Football Team in 2005. He was General Manager of Holmdel American Legion Baseball and was the founder of the Holmdel High School Diamond Club. He has served as Vice Chairman of the Holmdel Township Recreation Advisory Council, and as the Volunteer President of the Holmdel High School Football and Cheerleading Parents Association. Tom is also a member of the Holmdel High School Booster Club, Wagner College Touchdown Club, and the Chestnut Hill College Athletic Club. While most of Tom’s leisure time has been happily devoted to coaching or watching his son’s sporting events over the years, he also enjoys classic cars, reading and playing the drums.