Mat began his career in finance in New York City in 1994. Watching first-hand as the introduction of online trading increased accessibility to millions of investors, he quickly realized a need for client education. Joining what was then Waterhouse Securities, he focused on helping clients understand the intricacies of the market and trading. Two years later, he accepted a company transfer to Tampa, Florida. Advancing to Branch Manager and Regional Advice Coordinator, he oversaw teams of advisors in Ft. Lauderdale, and Vero Beach, as well as coordinating training for the firm’s advisory platform in the Southeast region.
In this coordinator role, Mat became intimately acquainted with the registered investment advisory model which focused on managing client wealth rather than generating commissions. Following his belief that this model’s fiduciary standard allowed an advisor to focus on the clients’ best interest, in 2008 he accepted a position in Chicago where he led the national distribution efforts of a private investment firm working exclusively with high-net-worth individuals and families. Through each of his roles, Mat’s focus has been on growing and developing relationships with clients. His first-hand experience working at firms offering a wide breadth of financial products ranging from mutual funds to private equity has given him a strong foundation to assist clients in determining what best suits their situation.
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Mat currently lives in Nokomis with his wife of 24 years, Debbie. They have 3 daughters in college pursuing degrees in history, biology, and engineering.
Registrations & Licenses held with LPL
- Series 7 General Securities Registered Representative
(held with LPL Financial)
- Series 63 Uniform Securities Agent State
- Series 65 Uniform Investment Advisor
- Life Insurance, Health Insurance, Variable Annuity