Matt is the president and founder of Powers Advisory Group.
Matt made the choice to transition his practice to full independence so that he could bring an institutional style of investment management to his local clientele as well as provide advice on an objective basis free from conflict of interest.
He established the firm after more than a decade of experience as a financial advisor for some of the largest investment firms in the industry - including Smith Barney-Citigroup, Edward Jones, and NFP Securities. Most recently, Matt worked over 5 years with Mark Deschaine, where he refined his overall approach to providing investment advice. Matt holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Eastern Illinois University.
He is actively involved in his local community, serving as a board member for the Highland Area Community Foundation, Highland School District Foundation, Highland Business Education Alliance, and St. Paul School Educational Foundation. He is currently the chairman of the Highland Optimist Basketball Shootout, and was the 2011 General Chairman of the St. Paul Kirchenfest.
Matt and his wife Cathy reside in Highland, IL along with their four children.