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C. Thomas Clapp, CFA®


C. Thomas Clapp, CFA®, Executive Director, joined Sterling Capital Management in 2006 and has investment experience since 1984 . Tom is the chief investment officer for Sterling’s Private Client Group. Prior to joining Sterling, he worked for Wachovia Bank where he served as executive managing director and chief investment officer for the bank’s private asset management group. Prior to Wachovia, he was responsible for the private portfolio group at Merrill Lynch Asset Management in Princeton. He also held the position of chief investment officer for equity management at Banc of America Capital Management. Tom received his B.A. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his M.B.A. from the University of South Carolina. He is a CFA® charterholder.

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Area of Focus

  • Private Client

Previous Experience

  • Wells Fargo Asset Management
  • Merrill Lynch Asset Management
  • Bank of America


  • BA. University of North Carolina
  • M.B.A University of South Carolina

Affiliations and Professional Licenses

  • CFA Institute
  • CFA Society North Carolina
C. Thomas Clapp
C. Thomas Clapp, CFA®

Executive Director

Private Client - Chief Investment Officer

(704) 927-4130

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