About Robert Thomas

Biography for Robert Thomas, President, Social(k)

Robert (“Rob”) Thomas is the president of Springfield, MA-based Social(k), the most diverse socially responsible retirement investment platform for organizations of all sizes.

Thomas graduated from Bates College in Maine in 1980 with a degree in religion. Riding the video revolution he and his brother built The Move Shops into one of the top 100 grossing chains in US, for three years. Following that was a chance to help create, and take national, Krank2O. In 1998 he joined a large national wire house first as a financial advisor then as a retirement plan consultant.

Independently and in conjunction with ExpertPlan, a paperless New Jersey-based 401(k)/403(b) record keeper and Adminstrator, Thomas in 2005 created Social(k) to offer socially conscious investors the same breadth and depth of investment options available in conventional retirement programs. The platform offers close to 500 screened socially responsible options and more than 1000 traditional funds to choose from and has been welcomed by the socially responsible community.

In addition, approximately 500 financial advisors nationwide have registered with Social(k) so as to be able to offer its unique retirement program to their clients as an alternative to the limited options normally offered through today’s traditional sponsored programs. “Our goal is to allow the existing advisor relationship stay in place, Social(k) is an new option many organizations are appreciating every day because of an advisor who found us.” says Thomas.

Due to the instant popularity of the Social(k) plan, ExpertPlan presented Thomas with the “Partnership in Success Leadership Award” in October 2006. Social(k) was a finalist for the SRI in the Rockies’ SRI Service Award four years running, and Co-op America’s Green Business Leadership Award in both 2007 and 2008. Recently Named Best For The World by B Lab.

Rob Thomas is a third generation resident of Longmeadow, MA.