Partner - Vice President of Sales & Business Development

Tom Sutter

Tom has been in the insurance industry since 1993 and is not only a commercial insurance specialist, he is also responsible for training and developing all of our agents to better serve you.  Tom studied Economics, Computer Science, and Finance at Northern Illinois University.  He is the original founder and a board member at Cal’s Angels (www.calsangels.org ), which he founded after losing his son, Cal, to Leukemia at the age of thirteen.  Cal’s wages W.A.R. on pediatric cancer by granting Wishes, raising Awareness, and funding Research through clinical trials.  He is continually inspired by the children that Cal’s Angels helps and their tenacity and strength of character.  Tom is a published author, father to a blended family of 7 children, and one giant ball of energy and humor who seems to live by the motto “growing old is a blessing, growing up is optional”.  While it is sometimes difficult to keep a straight face when sitting down with Tom, he will always have your best interests in mind when serving you.

When we asked Tom about the craziest thing he’s ever done, his exact response was “It’s probably not a real good idea to put that down in writing”.  He also said that before he dies he’d like to collect the nacho batting helmets from each MLB stadium, that his secret talent is being able to walk and chew gum at the same time, and that his favorite place in the world is anywhere that serves pizza and beers.  At the same time Tom is very serious about his clients businesses and success as well as developing young professionals.  Often reading books like Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich and publications like Fortune, Business Insurance Journal, Jeffery Gitomer’s Sales Caffeine, and the Napoleon Hill Foundation’s Yesterday and Today.  Our last question to Tom was what three words he thought his coworkers and employees would use to describe him; he decided it was best to flip the script on us and simply tell him what three words we’d use.  The best way we could summarize Tom is that he is a youthful, passionate, driven individual whose energy and zeal for life coupled with his knowledge and passion for improvement allows him to serve his customers at a level that inspires others to live and do better.