Matthew R. Blake is a Principal of My Portfolio Guide, LLC and leads the Rocky Mountain Division. He is based in the Denver office and serves clients across the country. Matt grew up in the investment business and has seen it change drastically over the years. His father has worked in the financial industry his entire career and it was with his influence that Matt has spent the last 20 years of his life gaining experience and expanding his career. Matt grew up in Evergreen, CO and has ties to Southern California where he met business partner Matt Pixa in the 1990's. Both partners competed athletically in college and understand the balances between academics and the demands of being a disciplined athlete. Matt Blake competed as a varsity water polo player and swimmer in Southern California and then completed his studies at Colorado State University. After earning his degree, Matt worked in the private sector and then decided to enter the financial industry by learning from some of the most eminent names on Wall Street. He was trained and licensed at Prudential Securities where he worked primarily with affluent individuals and business owners, managing diverse portfolios. From there Matt excelled on the management side of the financial services industry, he assisted with opening and managing a retail branch with Charles Schwab & Company in the Denver Tech Center area where he was a member of the Circle of Excellence. He then assisted with creating and managing a national sales team at Jackson National Life in the Denver area. After gaining valuable experience in the insurance side of the business Matt went back to his core strength of working with individuals and personally guiding them through their complex financial lives. He joined a Denver based RIA firm in 2005 and was a member of the team that drove the firm to national recognition for growth and client retention through some very challenging economic environments. The last several years he has been recognized as a "Five Star Advisor" in the financial industry, placing him in the top 7% of advisors in the entire industry. Combining the experiences of retail and institutional financial services, insurance planning and portfolio management, led Matt to the position of Principal with My Portfolio Guide, LLC where he can provide all of this at the most ethical and highest service levels possible. Matt Blake lives in Littleton, CO with his two active children, Jackson and Campbell. Along with several outdoor interests (fly fishing, camping, skiing, etc.) Matt and his family are actively involved in their local church, the Denver community, youth sports and The PheoPara Troopers organization.