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Tom Wideman was born in Hartsville, SC and grew up in Marietta, GA.  After graduating from Walton High School in 1995 and Clemson University in May of 1999, Tom played professional basketball for ten years, primarily in Europe.  He played on teams in Venezuela, England, Germany and Spain throughout the decade between 1999 and 2009.  The last five years Tom spent in Madrid before retiring from basketball in May of 2009.

In December of 2009, Tom joined Northwestern Mutual as a financial representative with a desire to build a financial services practice designed to create lifetimes of financial security for families and businesses.  Tom became a financial advisor in 2016 in order to further integrate his skill set with the needs of his clients.

Tom feels passionate about creating a comprehensive financial plan for every client and knows Northwestern Mutual provides the best client experience.

Tom is married to Whitney and they have 3 sons, Ryan, Adam and Logan.  They live in East Cobb.  The Widemans spend much of their free time involved with youth sports and attend Mount Bethel United Methodist Church. 




Years of Experience

Representing Northwestern Mutual since 2009.


Degree Major Institution
Bachelor of Science Business Management Clemson University

Awards and Recognition


National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Quality Award 2012-2015

Award recognizing commitment to excellence in service to clients and industry

Thomas Rutledge Wideman, CLU®

Financial Advisor


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