Thomas Zirbes
Thomas A. Zirbes
Areas of Focus
  • Attorneys
  • Medical Professionals
  • Estates
  • Retirement
  • Wealth Management

Phone: 651.224.5933
St. Paul, MN »
101 East 5th Street, Suite 201
St. Paul, MN 55101

Fax: 866.521.0501


Tom Zirbes is a regional vice president and financial advisor based in North Star Resource Group’s St. Paul, MN office. Serving clients in Minnesota and California with the help of his robust practice management team, Tom works primarily with corporate executives, business owners, CPAs, lawyers and medical professionals.

Tom began his career in 1980 and has been with North Star Resource Group since 1987. He is a founding member of the North Star Law Division, which specializes in the complex and ever-changing financial needs of attorneys, CPAs, trustees, and the families they represent. He is also a member of North Star’s Medical Division.

It seems as if today’s fast-paced, modern world consists of the commoditization of most businesses. Tom recognizes that people want their information readily accessible. Given this, Tom and his team’s goal is simple: to provide clients with access to valuable personal finance resources without losing the human connection. While other firms may offer a single specialist, North Star’s approach was to develop departments of specialists and then assign a specialist to each client, providing a full-service practice management team. These departments are combined by design to optimize services and solutions for you, the client. Tom and his team believe in 100% transparency as advisors. Their goal is to provide value-added advice, while maintaining a uniform continuation of services with the goal of achieving their most important moral objective of Changing Lives, Forever®.

Areas of focus:

  • Company-sponsored retirement plans
  • Comprehensive fee-based financial planning
  • Estate planning *
  • Income protection strategies
  • Insurance strategies
  • Investments
  • Liability protection strategies*
  • Life insurance
  • Property and casualty review, courtesy of Borealis Insurance Services
  • Retirement strategies
  • Tax strategies*
  • Tax-efficient investment strategies*
  • Wealth accumulation
  • Wealth management


  • FINRA Series 7, 6, 63 and 66 registered
  • Co-author of “Real Life Financial Planning with Case Studies” (2009) with Financial Advisor Todd Bramson
  • Member of the Million Dollar Round Table, The Premier Association of Financial Professionals©
  • Frequent speaker at educational seminars for students and medical and legal professionals

Splitting his time between Minnesota and California, Tom is active in both communities and participates in the work of charitable boards and various foundations. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, hiking, traveling, any building project, and spending time with his family and friends.

Interested in learning more about Tom? Contact him via the information listed above!

Tom is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative of Securian Financial Services, Inc. and CRI Securities, LLC. CA Lic. #0D06213. 2160637/DOFU 6-2018

Thomas’s Support Team

Heather ScharnbergName: Heather Scharnberg
Title: Employee Benefits Division Manager
Email: Heather.Scharnberg@northstarfinancial.com
Phone: 612.617.6070

Jim BabusekName: Jim Babusek
Title: Director of Property and Casualty, Borealis Insura
Email: Jim.Babusek@borealisinsurance.com
Phone: 612.617.6038

Resource Team

Aside from the knowledge and experience you will receive from your advisor, North Star provides a team of experts within their specialties dedicated to helping your advisor choose well-suited products or services for you.

Brakke_Chase_2013_Web.jpgName: Chase Brakke
Title: National Disability Insurance Specialist
Phone: 612.617.6008 




Name: Chris Sitek
Vice President, Life Business Development
Phone: 612.617.6109




Name: Jeff Landt
Title: Vice President and Director of Investments
Phone: 612.617.6116





Name: Carrie Hancock
Title: Vice President, Financial Planning Resource Center
Phone: 612.617.6137



St. Paul

101 East 5th Street, Suite 201
St. Paul, MN 55101

Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) is an independent membership organization of life insurance and financial service professionals. Membership levels are based on commissions, premiums, or fees generated within a year from investment and insurance products. Members must apply annually and pay a fee. Members must be members in good standing of a Professional Association which has met the following criteria: in existence at least 2 years, have 100 or more members, must be a nonprofit organization, must have a code of ethics and an effective means of dealing with breaches of its code. Members must also adhere to the MDRT Code of Ethics. Working with this advisor is not a guarantee of future financial results. Investors should conduct their own evaluation.