We’re proud to announce that our very own Thomas Simmons has been selected as an honoree for Greenville Business Magazine’s Best & Brightest 35 and Under! Here’s what Thomas had to say to GBM:

“After beginning my career as a CPA with Elliott Davis, I now lead the private wealth division of Muncaster Financial Group, where we take a hands-on, planning-first approach to wealth management. During my time as a three-year letterman wide receiver at Wofford College, I learned the importance of teamwork, respect, and dedication. I continue to use these skills daily, as my team and I work closely with our clients to create and manage customized comprehensive financial plans.
Since beginning my career with Muncaster Financial Group, I’ve had the privilege of working alongside our founder, Richard Muncaster, to learn invaluable business and relationship building skills. I am blessed with the opportunity to help build a thriving wealth management practice that allows me to serve my clients’ needs on a daily basis.

I am fortunate to be in a position to serve my community through my roles as endowment trustee for Meals on Wheels of Greenville and chair of Memorial United Methodist Church’s long-range planning committee. These organizations, among others, are deeply important to me and it is an honor to serve them.

What is your favorite quote and why?
“Smart people simplify things” – Albert Einstein.
I’ve been fortunate to learn from a number of very smart people throughout my career. Life can be complicated, so it is important to keep things simple.

What advice would you give your 18-year-old self?
My advice to my 18-year-old self is to go forward with confidence, and do not be afraid to fail. Continue to do what is right at all times and absorb as much knowledge as you can from those around you.”

Greenville Business Magazine’s Best and Brightest 35 and Under 2022 nominations are made online and winners are selected by a panel of judges based on criteria such as professional and community contributions. Award is not based on investment performance.