Registered Rep: Describe your ideal client in three words or less.
Tom Ruggie: Wealthy, decisive and appreciative.
RR: Piece of sports memorabilia you most cherish?
TR: Two: an autographed photo of Babe Ruth, and a large “Team of the Century” photo with a collection of autographs of all the living and nonliving members.
RR: Key turning point in your career?
TR: After graduating from college, I became convinced I should become a financial advisor instead of an insurance claims adjuster.
RR: A perfect Saturday consists of?
TR: Making pancakes with my son, swimming all day in the pool, and a casual cookout with family and friends.
RR: One sports event you wish you could have attended?
TR: Muhammad Ali versus George Foreman.
RR: Last sports event you attended?
TR: UFC Knights winning in the conference title football game.
RR: Best family vacation?
TR: On a client's yacht in the Florida Keys, or Bahamas with my family and good friends.
RR: Proudest moment as a father?
TR: Seeing the hard work of my two wonderful children pay off.