For more than two decades, Matt Johnson has been an Independent Financial Advisor and in leadership roles with Woodbury Financial Services (WFS). Matt began his career with Woodbury and one of their Independent Marketing Organizations, Diversified Financial Concepts (DFC), in the Chicago area. As a result of the success Matt had recruiting and leading financial advisers within DFC, in 2001 he and his wife moved to St. Louis to expand DFC and start a new financial firm. The St. Louis Branch office became one of the fastest growing and most successful locations within the organization, quickly surpassing $1 million in annual revenue. Currently, he serves Woodbury Financial Services in the capacity of Regional Vice President and is the founder of CSE Strategy Partner, LLC. The independent financial advisers Matt provides leadership for cover a broad range of financial disciplines and services to help their clients with financial success through an unbiased approach. Matt has hired hundreds of entrepreneurial financial advisers over the years and now works most exclusively with experienced advisers helping them gain more freedom, security, and enjoyment from their business.
While growing a successful organization, Matt has always maintained his own financial practice working with self-made people, business owners, and planning-oriented families. Through CSE Strategy Partners, Matt can continue the work he enjoys with his clients; taking their goals, fears, and aspirations to heart. Matt strives to be a good listener, leader, and participant in helping clients fully understand and execute a plan using investment options, strategies, and common sense to meet their lifestyle goals.
Matt is a member of NAIFA–St. Louis, where he has moved through the Chair positions and served as President-Elect. He is a member of the Financial Services Institute, has served on the Woodbury Financial Representative Advisory Council, as well as the Woodbury Financial Field Leader Advisory Council. As a volunteer within his community, Matt serves as a Board Member of local non-profit organizations. He enjoys his family, travel, coaching youth sports, and being active himself. Matt and his family belong to Trinity Lutheran Church in Chesterfield, MO.