Matt has over a decade of experience in financial services. He began his career in 2007 in Taiwan as a consultant for Taiwanese investment firms. Matt then spent three years in the back-office of a California-based registered investment advisor where he focused on helping expand and improve the institutional investment capabilities of the firm. Next he worked at BlackRock where he helped investment professionals construct and maintain institutional investment portfolios. In 2017 Matt began helping individuals and families with the mission of bringing institutional quality investing and advice to individual investors.
Matt firmly believes that the combination of comprehensive financial planning and our unbiased, low-cost approach to investing the firm has developed over time is both unique and necessary in today’s world of boiler-plate advice (robo advisors), proprietary products and high-cost investing. The Athena Wealth Management approach, he believes, gives clients their best chance for long-term success.
Born in Maryland, Matt was raised in California and graduated magna cum laude from the California State University, Long Beach. He holds two bachelor’s degrees, and the designation of Accredited Investment Fiduciary® and Chartered Federal Benefits Consultant℠. Matt is the founder and an investment advisor representative at Athena Wealth Management, LLC and a registered representative of Fortune Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA and SIPC. He lives in Nevada with his wife Anna, daughter Tatiana and son August.