Joe Schwegel


Joe joined our St. Louis office in 2021. A graduate of the University of Iowa, he has a BBA in finance and brings experience gained from internships at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, where he still volunteers, and an organic food-delivery startup. His keen interest in financial education – and in helping families learn about philanthropic planning, communication around wealth, and legacy development – make him a great fit for Matter. 

Joe is passionate about ensuring that all people have access to education, both academic and financial. He has volunteered in early education classrooms, teaching reading and english, and believes supporting children in their learning and growth is an important investment in the future.  

When he’s not at work, Joe enjoys spending time with his large (and loud) family. An avid foodie, with limited cooking experience, he’s always up for trying new restaurants, bakeries, and ice cream shops, which he counterbalances by running and swimming. A firm believer that to feel your best you need to look your best, Joe can also be found browsing in local shops and at the Galleria.  

Maddie Atherton, JD, MBA

Senior Financial Consultant

Kate Awbrey, JD

Associate Director

Ryan M. Blackburn, CFP®, CAP®

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Thierry J. D. Brunel

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Every family we work with gets the very best of Matter. We live our values and build authentic relationships with the families we serve.

Cathleen Crews, MBA

Managing Director

Joshua Davis

Senior Reporting Analyst

Jennifer Z. Disbennett

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Brian J. Fernandez, JD, CPA

Partner, Managing Member

Lily Hartnett, FPQP

Senior Client Service Consultant

Lisa Y. Hauck, CFP®

Managing Director of Finance & Operations

Lauren M. F. Hebel, CFA

Associate Director

Max Hood

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Tax Coordinator

Ashley Kastler

Client Service Consultant
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Adam J. Kerschinske

Financial Consultant

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Client Service Associate

Matthew A. Kuykendall

Managing Director of Operations & Technology

Julie Lampe

Client Service Consultant

Charles LiMandri

Senior Analyst

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Administrative Support

Diane Milburn

Manager of Family Education

Connor Mondschein

Reporting Analyst

Molly M. Ortwerth

Financial Consultant

Kirby Ott, MBA

Partner, Managing Member

Patti Peters, IACCP®

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Courtney Pullen

Chief Learning Officer, Advisor

Lisa Read

Client Service Consultant

Andrew Sebastian, CFA, MBA

Associate Director of Portfolio Management

Laura M. Slawski, CFP®

Financial Consultant

Cecilia Tarlas

Financial Consultant

Kristin Tracy, CPA

Financial Consultant

Mari Vossen

Administrative Support

Jaron Wagner

Financial Consultant

Joni Zeis

Project Coordinator