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Our Team

August 2013

Our Team

Our Team

At Silicon Hills Wealth Management, we stand ready to serve as your personal chief financial officer. Whether you want to buy a house, start a company, or retire at age 50, we can help you achieve your goals.

Registered Investment Advisor

Registered Investment Advisor

Silicon Hills Wealth Management is registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to manage the investments of others.

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Tom Brown | Partner

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Tom is an entrepreneur with more than 30 years of business management and information technology expertise. He has been the founder and managing partner of several companies as well as an angel investor and consultant to a number of start-up ventures.

Tom was introduced to James Werner a number of years ago after the successful sale of one of his businesses and became a client of James’ firm. After several years on the road as an independent business and high tech consultant, James offered Tom the opportunity to join him in his wealth management practice where he studied the business of personal finance and began co-managing client relationships.

Three years later, they established Silicon Hills Wealth Management and Tom implemented the new technology infrastructure to better support their client’s needs today and in the future. His business experiences enable him to provide valuable guidance to entrepreneurial clients as well as those looking at alternative investments1 in private equity or angel investing.

Tom graduated from Bucknell University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He enjoys exercising at one of Austin’s top athlete performance centers, coaching youth sports teams, and boating on Lake Austin with family and friends. Tom also supports Austin’s live music scene as a Friend of Austin City Limits Live and is a supporter of Black Fret, an endowment for local musicians.

1 Alternative investments, including hedge funds, commodities and managed futures involve a high degree of risk, often engage in leveraging and other speculative investments practices that may increase risk of investment loss, can be highly illiquid, are not required to provide periodic pricing or valuation information to investors, may involve complex tax structures and delays in distributing important tax information, are subject to the same regulatory requirements as mutual funds, often charge higher fees which may offset any trading profits, and in many cases the underlying investments are not transparent and are known only to the investment manager.

The performance of alternative investments including hedge funds and managed futures can be volatile. Often, hedge funds or managed futures account managers have total trading authority over their funds or accounts; the use of a single advisor applying generally similar trading programs could mean lack of diversification and, consequently, higher risk. There is often no secondary market for an investor’s interest in alternative investments, including hedge funds and managed futures and none is expected to develop. There may be restrictions on transferring interests in any alternative investment. Alternative investment products including hedge funds and managed futures often execute a substantial portion of their trades on non-US exchanges. Investing in foreign markets may entail risks that differ from those associated with investments in the US markets. Additionally, alternative investments including hedge funds and managed futures often entail commodity trading which involves substantial risk of loss

Registered Investment Advisor

Registered Investment Advisor

Silicon Hills Wealth Management is registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to manage the investments of others.

Check the background of this firm and/or investment professional on FINRA's BrokerCheck.

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Our Team At Silicon Hills Wealth Management, we stand ready to serve as your personal chief financial officer. Whether you want to buy a house, start a company, or retire at age 50, we can help you achieve your goals. Tom Brown | Partner tom.brown@siliconhillswealth.com | LinkedIn Tom is an entrepreneur with more than 30…

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