Matthew V. Pixa is the President and founder of My Portfolio Guide, LLC. My Portfolio Guide is an independent, fee-only (non-commission) Registered Investment Advisory firm based in the state of California. My Portfolio Guide offers customized investment guidance focused on the needs of individuals from all stages and walks of life.
Matt Pixa grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and at a very young age learned from a World War II Veteran father who grew up in the Great Depression that money and resources are to be managed prudently. Matt’s curiosity and passion for investing was further sparked during the stock market crash of 1987. Being a new investor without any guidance and coupled with the dramatic events of that period, an interest and passion for becoming a student of the markets was born.
Matt later studied Economics and earned a Bachelor’s degree while also competing as a student-athlete for California State University Long Beach. After advancing his career for 12 years he decided to return to graduate school and further his business and finance education by earning an MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He also completed his Personal Financial Planning certificate at UCLA in preparation for the educational requirements for the Certified Financial Planner designation.
Matt was trained and worked as an investment advisor for several of the largest and most widely respected brokerages on Wall Street as well as one of the most eminent private wealth management firms in the nation. Early on in his financial career, he learned that most “advisors” are actually not trained to give unbiased investment advice. Many simply get licensed and then are employed as salespeople to pitch products or build a book of business that is only scalable by outsourcing the relationship to others. It becomes a numbers game and what typically gets left behind is the best interest of the client. Along with his extensive background in finance, Matt’s time working at Deloitte enabled him to understand the demands of maintaining independence requirements for Partners and executives from the Big Four accounting and consulting firms. This in turn created a niche in serving this type of time strapped and compliance constrained professional..
Matt Pixa lives in Seal Beach, CA with his wife Cecilia. Their daughter Isabel is a junior nursing student at Texas Christian University and their son Lance is a senior high school baseball player at Los Alamitos High School. As a family the Pixa’s are involved in several Orange County charities, through their church at Saint Joseph, and with several non-profits such as Care for the Poor and Taller San Jose. Matt also competes in Ironman triathlons as a way to stay fit, disciplined, and blow off any left over energy…
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