Thomas O. Barnes, Jr.
President – Riverside Investments
Thomas O. Barnes Jr. founded Riverside Investment Services in 2006 after beginning his career as a financial advisor in 1999. Tom is affiliated with Securities of America to provide brokerage and investment services and holds the Series 7, 65, 63, 24 and the CT Insurance License for Health and Life Insurance. As an advisor, Tom provides his clients a personal touch when it comes to creating sound personal finance strategies and creating and achieving long-term personal financial goals as well as wealth management services. Riverside Investment Services also provides employer sponsored retirement plan advice to both employers and employees.
Tom is a Bristol, CT native dedicated to his community. Tom has been the elected City Treasurer of Bristol since 2011. Tom currently serves as the Chairman of the City of Bristol Retirement Board to direct the investment policy and allocation of the City’s $600 million pension funds. Tom is a Member and Ex-Officio of the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce. Tom is currently serving on Connecticut Retirement Security Board, which is exploring options to help improve the retirement options for residents in the state of Connecticut. He has also held a seat as an Advisor for the State of Connecticut Investment Advisory Committee from 2007 to 2013. Tom has served as Board President of the Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut as well as a member of the Bristol Rotary Club. Tom is a member of the Bristol Boy’s and Girl’s Club’s Development committee.
Tom is a graduate of Renbrook School in West Hartford CT, Brooks School in North Andover MA, and the University of Montana. Tom currently resides in Bristol, CT with his wife, Emily, and three daughters Lilly, Aubrey, and Ashley.