Matt Walker believes in the idea of controlling one’s own financial destiny. Through his entrepreneurship, he has employed this concept and works diligently to pass it on to his clients. Based in Kansas City, Kansas, Matt works as the CEO and owner of Absolute Retirement Solutions.
Matt Walker’s career began at Legacy Financial Group, where he served as an advisor and manager. While there he began laying the foundation for what has become his immense knowledge and passion for offering financial guidance. Simultaneously, Matt was in charge of leading a group of other retirement professionals. After five years with Legacy Financial Group, Matt Walker decided it was time to start his own venture. In the years that followed he successfully built and sold a number of retirement services companies.
Now, with 16 years of experience in the financial industry, Matt has created an insurance and retirement business that helps his clients to achieve financial independence, while also providing his employees with rewarding professional development opportunities. Matt’s mission is to build projects and systems that benefit the lives of everyone around him, and by harnessing his entrepreneurial spirit he is able to do so.
Most recently, Matt Walker had grown frustrated with the available software necessary for his businesses. His response to that frustration was to create his own client management system. With the assistance of a coder, he redesigned the programs to be more effective for financial professionals like himself. While originally, the software was designed for his own offices to use, it soon got noticed by others. The client management software provides marketing materials, producer training, and sales scripts. Matt quickly realized how much difference the program could make in the financial industry and decided it was too useful to keep it strictly in-house.
Matt Walker has an innate ability to recognize problem areas in the market and find solutions to fix them. As the world pushes further into the era of technology, it is Matt’s hope that his new software will allow small firms to gain the ability to keep up with the ever-changing demands of the market.
Never one to stop working and creating, Matt continues to turn his concepts into successful projects within the retirement and insurance industry.
Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. Insurance and annuity guarantees are backed by the financial strength and claims-paying ability of the issuing company.
Our Interview With Matt Walker
Question: What’s the most important thing we should know about you?
Matt Walker: I enthusiastically seek, find, share, and enjoy all that is good.
Question: Name the most impactful lesson you learned from failure.
Matt Walker: Success is moving from one failure to the next with enthusiasm.
Question: What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Matt Walker: family
Question: What did you waste the most time on when you were first starting your career?
Matt Walker: Trying to organize everything.
Question: Name a tool you use for work that you can’t live without.
Matt Walker: Advisorbranch CRM
Question: What is your favorite hobby and why?
Matt Walker: Raising lizards – they are so cool and like mini dinosaurs.
Question: What excited you the most about your industry right now?
Matt Walker: Technology making our industry easier.
Question: What concerns you most about your industry right now?
Matt Walker: Regulatory unclarity.
Question: What’s the greatest risk you’ve ever taken?
Matt Walker: Creating new businesses.
Question: Name one small habit that positively impacts your productivity.
Matt Walker: Always being optimistic.
Question: What book has made the biggest impact on your life?
Matt Walker: Book of Mormon.
Question: What would you consider to be the perfect day?
Matt Walker:A whole day with my wife.