Launching his career in accounting and tax for traders and firms on multiple securities and commodities exchanges, Matt’s experience spans over two decades. Matt has been a key architect for numerous national financial service businesses including HighTower, US Fiduciary and Sanctuary Wealth. Working in roles that range from Chief Operating and Compliance Officer to President of multiple broker/dealers and RIAs, Matt has deep experience in the industry. Matt acts as both President of Thurston Springer and President and Founder of Bristal Lane Group. Bristal Lane is the second consulting practice Matt has launched; the first was acquired by RSM McGladrey, where Matt then lead the development of their Financial Services Consulting Group as National Director. Matt graduated Robert Morris with a BBA – Accounting and attended the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Specific areas of expertise: operational integration, regulatory compliance, risk management, acquisition and integration, technology deployment, financial reporting and new product development. Clients include TAMPs, broker-dealers, RIAs, funds of funds, insurance providers, commodity pool operators, registered investment companies as well as FinTech service providers.
Series 4 Registered Options Principal
Series 7 General Securities NYSE/FINRA Registered Representative
Series 24 General Securities Principal
Series 27 Financial and Operations Principal
Series 66 Uniform Combined State Law Exam
Indiana Life & Health Insurance, Variable Annuities
AIF® – Accredited Investment Fiduciary
Certified Regulatory Compliance Professional