Thomas Gogola, CFA

Vice President, Investment Management

Thomas Gogola is Vice President, Investment Management for Aaron Wealth Advisors. In his role, Tom works in conjunction with the Chief Investment Officer and team on investment related activities, including managing existing client portfolios, public & private manager due diligence efforts, trading, and prospective client analysis. Tom is a Chartered Financial Analyst® charterholder as well as a Member of the CFA Society Chicago. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Finance from DePaul University.

Tom began his career as an analyst for a sell-side equity research firm located in Chicago, IL, primarily assisting in equity and fixed income trading for client portfolios. Later, Tom served as an Associate Portfolio Manager for a boutique private wealth management firm in Oak Brook, IL. There he worked closely with the firm’s Private Wealth Advisors to deliver and implement wealth management solutions for their high-net-worth clients. He was also integrally involved in the research and analysis of equity, fixed income, and private market investment strategies. Prior to joining Aaron Wealth Advisors, Tom was a Portfolio Analyst for MainStreet Investment Advisors. In this role, he was responsible for investment analysis, portfolio construction and research, production of written thought leadership pieces, and client communication.

Tom and his wife enjoy the outdoors, are avid cooks, and love traveling in their free time. During his time with MainStreet Investment Advisors, Tom was part of 53rd Bank’s Young Professional Business Resource Group, regularly participating in volunteer opportunities across Chicago and organizing events for professional development.