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Matthew C. Essmann, MBA

Matthew C. Essmann, MBA

Founder & Managing Partner

As a Founding Partner, Matthew helps lead the strategic direction and overall Management of CFS.  He is often quoted for his professional insight on financial topics and has been published in, U.S. News & World Report and Yahoo Finance.

Along with his management responsibilities at Cornerstone, Matthew advises individuals and businesses on strategies pertaining to Individual Wealth Management, Retirement Planning and Legacy Planning.  Additionally, he works cross-functionally with his CFS Partners on Business Consulting, Qualified Plans and Corporate Strategies for small and medium size businesses.  Matthew notes, “The strength of our firm is the broad range of services we provide.  Having experienced Partners such as CPAs and Estate Planning Attorneys on staff allows us the ability to provide dynamic and flexible solutions to our clients.  Furthermore, our approach offers our clients the peace of mind that they are not only supported by an experienced Advisor, but by an entire team of professionals who have their best interests in mind.”

Matthew holds a dual Bachelor of Arts in Supply Chain Management and Finance from Michigan State University and an MBA in International Business from Oakland University.  Matthew also holds his Series 7 and is a Registered Representative of CoreCap Investments, LLC. In addition, Matthew holds his Series 66 and is an Investment Advisor Representative of CoreCap Advisors, LLC. Matthew has his Life, Accident and Health Insurance Licenses.  Additionally, Matthew sits on the firm’s Investment Committee Board.

Matthew and his wife Jane reside in Lake Orion, Michigan with their two sons, Carter and Cole.  In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, snow skiing, traveling and coaching youth sports.