Investment Management Consultant
National Co-Chair, Raymond James Pride Financial Advisors Network
"At Raymond James, we believe diversity – and, more importantly, inclusion – bring together vibrant cultures, enviable talent, and innovative viewpoints, creating an environment where everyone feels respected and can prosper. As such, Raymond James strongly supports and champions clients, financial advisors and support associates who identify within or who serve the LGBT+ community. Our firm understands the history of the LGBT+ community, recognizes the challenges, and celebrates the wins. We consider it our responsibility to help forge the future of finance through equal opportunity, fair representation, and dedicated community involvement. And our mission is to pave the way for meaningful change, so we can all move forward – together."
Aligning with Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, Thomas Hake, and his wealth management team provide investment management and financial planning services to clients throughout the United States. In 2019, Raymond James appointed Tom the National Co-Chair for the Raymond James Pride Financial Advisors Network. As founder of this new inclusion network, Tom is leading Raymond James in support to clients, financial advisors, and allies who identify within and serve the LGBT community. Tom was recognized as a 2019 InvestmentNews Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion award recipient. This nationally curated award program recognizes financial services leaders for their D&I accomplishments in the industry. Tom often attends national leadership and investment conferences and has emerged as a leader in corporate D&I development. Tom resides in both St. Petersburg, Florida, and St. Louis, Missouri where he enjoys supporting the outstanding cultural institutions in both regions. Tom enjoys frequent travel and takes important time to visit clients, family, and friends throughout the country.