Matt Lazar is a business development and client services professional. As a financial advisor for Ameriprise Financial, he earned honors as the top advisor in the Ohio Valley for four years, as well as, one of the top 1% of financial advisors in the nation.
In 2010, Matt founded Trafalgar Wealth Management, a unique and successful financial advisory firm. Trafalgar offered its clients’ services that are personal, private, and exclusive.
Matt has developed and published two highly successful iPhone applications. His first app, Stock Genie, was recognized as the #1 stock tracing app on iTunes and earned the “New & Noteworthy” award. The second app, Next Trade, brings Wall Street to Main Street and has developed a success rate of 87% during the 2008 stock market crash.
During his career, Matt has hired, trained and coached over 120 financial sales professionals. As a Principal in Ability Professional Network, he understands the sales recruiting process that helps identify elite sales talent.
A graduate of Capital University in Economics and Political Science, Matt led the Men’s Tennis team in winning the Ohio Athletic Conference Championship. He now resides in downtown Columbus, Ohio and likes to live his life by the Jim Valvano model. “If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week and you’re going to have something special.”