Tom Sirois founded Berkshire Hills Financial in 2005 after 20 years of bank management experience with local branches of Fleet and Banknorth Massachusetts. He served as a mortgage loan officer and managed personal and small business loans as well as customer service. During these years, he built strong connections in the local financial community and gained an in-depth knowledge of nationwide financial resources.
His banking experience showed him firsthand how consumers and small business owners are often “sold” products based not on their individual needs, but rather to meet institutional goals and individual profit. He recognized that local families and individuals could benefit from objective advice and information about money matters.
Tom was raised in a family of 15 with a mother who taught her offspring the basics of budgeting and handling debt and education planning to accomplish goals. He studied Economics at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY and continued his education in Financial Planning at College of St. Rose in Albany and Boston University School of Finance.
Tom lives in Stockbridge with his wife Michele and their three children.