Our Qualifications

Thomas D. Turner,  CIMA®

Tom Turner is owner and principal of The 401k Source, Inc., a firm that specializes in company-sponsored retirement plan design, implementation and individualized service.  Tom has ove 30 years of industry experience, the last 21 of which he has specialized in two areas:  qualified retirement plans and wealth management services. 

In the past Tom held; the Series 6 and 63 license which allowed him to offer mutual funds, the Series 7 license which allowed him to offer stocks, bonds and options, and the Series 24 which allowed him to operate as a Branch Manager. Since the The 401k Source is a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), the only license needed is the Series 65, which Tom has maintained for the past 16 years. 

Open architecture retirement plans are a passion of Tom's.  He believes that these plans are the direction in which the retirement plan industry is moving and he has uniquely positioned The 401k Source to facilitate this trend.  Tom has built his own RIA firm within the State of Idaho, and through his firm he can fully implement open architecture retirement plans.

In 2010 Tom obtained the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) certification through the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA®).  This is the only advanced credential designed specifically for investment consultants. IMCA identifies those individuals who have met the experience and ethical requirements, have successfully completed advanced investment management consulting coursework taught in conjunction with The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania ,and have passed a rigorous examination.  In addition, Tom has held the Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst (AIFA®) designation which demonstrates that he has the in-depth knowledge and credentials to consult with plan sponsors on the design, implementation and service of their company-sponsored retirement plans while holding them to the highest levels of fiduciary excellence. 

Tom has built The 401k Source as a model of what an investment advisory firm should be - focused on the clients' best interests, fiduciary excellence, custom-tailored solutions and fee transparency.  Because of his advanced level as an investment advisor and his dedication to personal service, Tom insures that his firm presents the highest quality in terms of plan design and investment selection across the board to their client companies and plan participants.