I first met Matt nearly 20 years ago, when he started covering my office. Even though he was a young and inexperienced wholesaler, Matt quickly rose to the top of his profession. He worked harder than anyone else and he knew his products and his competitors' products inside and out. He became a huge asset to advisors and was always there for them with anything they needed to help close a sale. Even in those early years, Matt had few equals. Many years later, when Matt was diagnosed with..... and later defeated...cancer, he emerged with a new and different energy and perspective. He still had a mastery of all of the products in the marketplace, but his focus was different. Sure, the products matter- and I don't want to minimize that- but after overcoming his health challenges, Matt's conversations and presentations changed. Matt now teaches us how to lead better lives, more balanced lives, healthier lives. In doing so, Matt helps us be better assets to our firms, helps us be better fathers, mothers, sisters and brothers, and helps us become more valuable advisors to our clients. I was fortunate to meet Matt 20 odd years ago when he first walked through my office door, and I am even more fortunate today to call him a friend!"
Marc J. Del Gaudio, CFPÂ®, President, Allied Wealth Partners