Chairman & CEO

Tom McCullough

Tom McCullough is Chairman and CEO of Northwood Family Office. Tom has spent over 35 years in the wealth management/family office field, initially in senior executive roles with RBC Wealth Management.


The combination of his background, along with his own family’s desire for a truly ‘comprehensive, customized and confidential service, led him on a search for a multi-family office. While multi-family offices are well-developed in the U.S. and growing rapidly as wealthy families seek out objective advice and boutique-style service, they were virtually non-existent in Canada.

In 2003, this led Tom to start Northwood Family Office with partner Scott Hayman. Northwood Family Office has quickly become the leader in its field and has consistently been recognized as the ‘#1 Family Office in Canada’ by Euromoney in its global private banking survey, and as ‘the ‘Best North American Family Office’ (in the ‘up to $2.5bln’ AUM category) by the Family Wealth Report Awards.

Tom is a frequent speaker on issues relevant to families of wealth and is the co-author of Wealth of Wisdom: The Top 50 Questions Wealthy Families Ask, Wealth of Wisdom: Top Practices for Wealthy Families and Their Advisors, and Family Wealth Management: 7 Imperatives for Successful Investing. He is an adjunct professor and Executive-in-Residence at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management MBA program. He is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Western University’s Ivey School of Business and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Wealth Management. He was recently awarded ‘Best Individual Contribution to Thought Leadership in the Wealth Management Industry’ by the 2020 Family Wealth Report Awards.

Tom is married, has two adult children and is actively involved in a wide range of philanthropic, industry and community activities.




MBA, Schulich School of Business, York University

Years in the Industry

36 years

Years at Northwood

20 years


#1 Family Office in Canada’ by Euromoney, ‘Best North American Family Office’ by the Family Wealth Report Awards.