Matt Abbott

Financial Representative


Matt is a proud, third-generation North Carolina State University Alumni where he graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Business Administration, concentrating in Marketing and Finance. He began his Northwestern Mutual career as a college intern in the Raleigh office. He became licensed in Life/Health Insurance, Disability Insurance, and Long Term Care Insurance and began building his financial planning practice at the tender age of 20. As an intern, he achieved Power of 10 recognition, a feat that very few interns achieve. This quick success jump started what is proving to be a long and prosperous financial services career. After college, Matt returned to his home town of Charlotte, North Carolina. He grew up in the small suburban farm town of Harrisburg located next to Concord and UNCC. He attributes his ability to connect and relate with all walks of life based on his diverse upbringing. He currently resides in South End and enjoys the ability to see family that live in the area. 

Since joining the Northwestern Mutual network office in Charlotte, NC, Matt has seen continued, rapid success. He quickly became investment licensed earning his Series 6 and Series 63 registrations.  Less than a year of being in the Charlotte office, he was given the role as College Unit Director. He oversees the intern program, while still maintaining his own practice. He leads 15 interns that are growing their practices as Matt once did by facilitating professional training, personal growth and development, and mentorship. He continues down the leadership path by being accepted into Northwestern Mutual's LEAD program, geared towards additional development in leadership roles. Matt's dream is to one day be a Managing Partner of a Northwestern Mutual network office. While managing leadership responsibilities, he continues to build a fully integrated holistic planning practice that focuses on creating wealth, distributing of wealth, and managing risks along the way. Primarily Matt specializes in working with young families, sales professionals, lawyers, physicians, and business owners. He is interested in attracting the best and brightest individuals into his network to build an unstoppable force of positive growth and change.

Matt is also very active in the community and cares deeply about his civil impact and helping others. He is in various nonprofits, charities, and organizations. He is a member of University City United Methodist Church where he was baptized and confirmed. He still attends regularly and is an avid Christian. He is a member of the Harrisburg Business Association helping the local small business community grow and prosper. He is a Rotarian as a member of the Charlotte Evening Rotary Group that meets uptown. Lastly he holds a marketing chairmen position in his nonprofit, Guys with Ties, where he runs the Instagram account @gwtclt. 

Aside from all of this, Matt considers himself a pretty normal guy that does pretty normal guy stuff. He enjoys all sports and regularly attends NC State and Carolina Panther games. He loves snowboarding and writing music on his guitar. He enjoys fine art and often can be found after work hours at local art shows. His beer of choice is an IPA and prefers red over white wine. Matt stays active by going to the gym and playing soccer competitively on several year round teams. He values his faith, health, family, and friends as the most important components of his life. For more information, do not hesitate to reach out, Matt would be happy to meet you!


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