As a founding partner of ID Wealth, Matt truly believes that everyone’s financial DNA is as unique as their biological DNA. Matt views the financial planning process as an investigation into a client’s financial lives. Finding out what clients need and want out of retirement and then helping them make it a reality is Matt’s true passion. There is nothing more gratifying than showing someone that their dreams that they worked so hard for can happen.
Matt started his career in 2012 at Wells Fargo Advisors, joining his mother Barbara and now retired business partner Bill Dunham. The group made a collective effort to create an independent practice 7 years ago when they founded Dunham & Deitel Wealth Management. After Bill’s retirement the remaining partners made the strategic decision to merge with Ingram Financial to ensure the proper infrastructure would be in place for the long haul.
Matt originally moved to Johnson City at age 14 and graduated from University High School in 2003. He attended the University of Tennessee where he earned a Hospitality Management degree as well as a minor in Business Administration. Matt started his career managing corporate restaurants in Colorado, New Orleans, and multiple stops in Florida before making the career jump to the financial services industry. Matt accredits his ability to easily connect with people and make them feel comfortable from his time in the restaurant business and truly cherishes those memories.
In his free time, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife, Anna and two children, Addison, and Andrew. He enjoys traveling, Tennessee Football and getting out on the golf course as often as he can.