Who is Matthew Fassnacht?
Matthew Fassnacht entered the working world at age eight when he got his first job as a neighborhood paperboy. Throughout his early academic career, Matthew’s innate drive, conscientiousness, and follow-through helped him excel in sports. He attended Clemson University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and made the football team as a walk-on linebacker. After graduating, Matthew Fassnacht settled in Georgia, whereupon some friends and family asked for his help advising on investments and tax planning. The success he achieved in growing their assets and protecting them from tax liabilities resulted in many new client referrals, which he was quite enthusiastic to take on. During the same period of time, Matthew Fassnacht obtained his Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP), and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) credentials, causing more than a few established financial firms to offer him employment opportunities. However, by that time, the hard lessons Matthew had learned about managing wealth, as well as his own inherent desire to help individuals achieve financial security guided his decision to instead create his own registered investment firm (RIA), Meridian Investment Partners.