Employee Thomas Bridges

181 West Madison Street, 36th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone number: 312-368-7700
Toll-free: 800-505-1720

Thomas S. Bridges

Managing Director

Tom Bridges is a managing director and co-head of high net worth sales for CIBC Private Wealth with more than 25 years of experience. He was a founding member of Geneva Advisors and a member of the Geneva Advisors Management Committee. Tom appreciates that each client is unique and has specific goals and investment objectives. He works closely with clients to develop investment strategies and customized portfolios based on a thorough understanding of their personal goals and objectives, risk tolerance, time horizon and tax considerations. Tom understands the hard work, sacrifice and discipline that it took his clients to build their wealth and provides highly individualized attention, sharing his investment knowledge to increase his clients’ investment understanding and cultivate peace of mind.​

Prior to joining Geneva Advisors, which became part of CIBC in 2017, Tom was a principal at William Blair & Company LLC. He joined William Blair after 17 successful years in the medical industry with Alcon Surgical, where he managed the company’s largest sales territory. He brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and a strong work ethic to CIBC.​

Tom holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from DePauw University and a Master of Business Administration degree in marketing and management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Tom is the treasurer for the Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness. He was listed in Barron’s Top Advisor Rankings by State in 2024.

Representing CIBC Private Wealth Advisors, LLC

Bridges has been recognized by Barron’s 4 times out of the last 5 years including the 2024 Barrons’ America’s Top Advisor Rankings.

Tom Bridges placed 4 out of 60 Illinois advisors in this annual ranking published in March 2024 with data provided as of 09/30/23. Barron’s “America’s Top Advisor Rankings” are based on assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice and philanthropic work as reported to Barron’s in a survey. ​

​Rankings, ratings or awards may not be representative of any specific client's experience. Any reference to a ranking, rating or an award provides no guarantee for future performance results and is not constant over time.

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