FirstWaveFinancial’s Tom Kirk is selected as a finalist of the 2019 “Founder of the Year.”

Satellite Beach, FL, August 27, 2019 – FirstWaveFinancial announces the selection of FirstWave Financial Chairman of the Board of Directors, Tom Kirk,CFP®, PFS, as one of four finalist of the upcoming Founders Forum’s “Founder of the Year.”

An announcement released by the Founders Forum Board states the four finalists were chosen from a selection of ‘very deserving nominees.’ They are: 

  • Tom Kirk, FirstWaveFinancial 
  • Jim Barfield and Rich Hall, Luke and Associates 
  • The Thompson Family, Dixie Crossroads 
  • Pete McChrystal, Accent Technologies

The winner will be announced by the Founders Forum at the 2019 “Founder of the Year” event on Tuesday August 27th at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront Hotel. The program runs from 6:00–8:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit–founder–of–the–year.

“I am honored to be a finalist in a group of such accomplished business leaders,” said Tom Kirk. “Founders Forum has supported and recognized the efforts of Brevard’s entrepreneurs for nearly 35 years. I greatly respect their rich history and service to our community.”

In addition to being the Chairman of the Board of Directors of FirstWaveFinancial, Tom Kirk is a certified public accountant and personal financial specialist, the creator of The WealthCareSolution™ and a Board Member of the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast.


About FirstWave Financial: 

FirstWave Financial is an independent wealth management firm, providing planning and advocacy for successful families and businesses. They are based in Satellite Beach, Florida. For more information, call 321-773-7773 or visit

About Founders Forum:  

Founders Forum was established in 1985 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to the needs of entrepreneurs within Brevard County, Florida. Founders Forum has evolved into an educational and networking organization where entrepreneurs can learn from and build relationships with many of the regions’ most successful business leaders. The Founders Forum Board is comprised of business and community leaders from across the Space Coast. The make up of the Board is engineered to represent the interests and best practices of a wide range of industries.