Matthew Carbray offers comprehensive financial planning advice to individuals, families, and small business owners. Partnering with clients to define their financial priorities, short-term goals, and long-term aspirations, Matthew designs comprehensive, customized, and flexible financial plans to help them achieve their desired financial futures.
Prior to founding Ridgeline Financial Partners, Matthew began his career as a financial planner with New England Financial in 2002 and co-founded Carbray Staunton Financial Planners, LLC, in 2006. Matthew earned a BS in financial services with a dual minor concentration in law and taxation from Bryant College in 2002 and holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Chartered Financial Consultant® and Chartered Life Underwriter® designation.
Matthew has earned numerous awards and accolades throughout his career. New England Financial selected Matthew as its Best New Agent in 2002, and in 2006 awarded him an Outstanding Achievement Award and the title of Advisor of the Year. In addition, Matthew was named a Five Star Wealth Manager for overall customer satisfaction in 2012-2018* by Connecticut Magazine and a winner of best Financial Advisor in the Best of Hartford Magazine 2016, 2017 and 2018. In 2013, Matthew was selected by Hartford Business Journal for inclusion in the 40 Under Forty, an honor bestowed on outstanding business leaders in the community. Matt is highly sought after for his expertise in the media and has been featured in notable publications such as: The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Consumer Reports and Money.
Outside of the professional sphere, Matthew stays actively involved in his community through a number of leadership and mentorship positions. He serves as a member of the board or trustee for several organizations, including the Greater Hartford Boys and Girls Club, St. Thomas More School, and the Kevin Ollie/21st Century Tolland Fund, which raises money and awareness for athletes with disabilities. Matthew coached for the city of Hartford's Saturday Hoopsters basketball program, founded Hartford High School's High Hopes College Ladder program, and was a participant in Leadership Greater Hartford's Quest program. He also has served as the secretary of the West End Civic Association and was co-chairman of the Hartford St. Patrick's Day Parade. In addition, Matthew is a past president of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick, a member of the Knights of Columbus, and a member of the Irish American Home in Glastonbury, CT.