Thomas J. Salvino

Chief Executive Officer
(CEO) & Wealth Manager

As a highly regarded, award winning industry leader with 28 years of experience, Tom Salvino has now co-founded Performance Wealth. After graduating as a student athlete from the University of Notre Dame, he began his career at Paine Webber before joining his father to form The Salvino Wealth Management Team at William Blair & Company in 1993. Soon after, he became a partner of the firm in 1999. He earned his M.B.A. in finance from Loyola University Chicago and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ .

Tom works with his team to draft holistic financial plans and tailored portfolios for a diverse client base. He cares for each of his clients as he personally works with individuals, families, trusts, small businesses, and foundations to build customized wealth plans within the context of their comprehensive financial situation and long-term goals. Outside his primary responsibilities, Tom takes the time to educate young adults in Wealth Management by running an Internship/Mentor Program. Also, Tom, his brother, John, and his daughter, Grace, wrote the e-book, “Top 10 Investment Lessons Learned in Our 100 Years.”


  • 27 years of experience
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A.
  • Loyola University of Chicago, M.B.A.
  • Certified Financial Planner™
  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary
  • Barron's Top State-by-State Advisors in America 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Forbes Best-In-State Advisors 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Forbes Top 250 Wealth Advisors 2018, 2019
  • Member of Lions Club Charity
  • Wrestled for University of Notre Dame
  • He and his wife are proud parents of five who all play Club or college soccer, including a son who is a third-generation Varsity Athlete at The University of Notre Dame, a daughter who is currently a Varsity Athlete at The University of Chicago and a daughter who was a Varsity Athlete at The University of Michigan.

The Forbes ranking of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria, mostly gained through telephone and in-person due diligence interviews, and quantitative data. Those advisors that are considered have a minimum of seven years’ experience, and the algorithm weights factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience, and those that encompass best practices in their practices and approaches to working with clients. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK receive a fee in exchange for rankings. Awards or rankings are not indicative of future success or results and should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor.

The Barron's rankings are based on data provided by around 4,000 of the nation's most productive advisors. Factors included in the rankings: assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice, and philanthropic work. Investment performance isn't an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients' risk tolerance than by an advisor's investment-picking abilities. The rankings are meant as a starting point for clients looking for an advisor—a first-pass vetting that can help investors narrow a search. Every advisor will have his or her own approach to investing, financial planning, and other services. Clients are encouraged to approach a search for an advisor the way they would a search for a doctor—interviewing multiple professionals and getting opinions from multiple third parties. If you're reading this in a Barron’s app, please head to in your browser for a better experience. Awards or rankings are not indicative of future success or results and should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor.

Nominees for the Financial Planning and On Wall Street rankings were 39 or younger as of Dec. 31 and were registered with an advisory firm in the employee channel. Production totals were used to determine the rankings. Nominees’ information was confirmed with their employers. Awards or rankings are not indicative of future success or results and should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor.