Matthew Ramer, AIF®
Principal, Financial Advisor
Matthew was born and raised in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and earned a degree in American Studies from Brandeis University. He returned to Philadelphia 16 years ago when he began his career in financial services with Morgan Stanley. In 2006, he joined the firm Smith Barney, which eventually merged with his alma mater, forming Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Matthew specializes in financial and investment management for high net worth individuals and charitable organizations.
Reflective of his love for philanthropy, Matthew has logged more than 3,500 hours of community service in the last eight years. He is the endowment director for the SAMFund, a young adult cancer survivor fund in Boston, and flies as a transport pilot for Mercy Airlift’s Angel Flights. Matthew has also achieved the rank of Major with the Air Force Auxiliary and serves as a national search and rescue flight instructor. Due to his long-time passion for music production, Matthew became a voting member for the Grammy Foundation in 2011.
Matthew has been honored with the Crescendo Business Services FIVE STAR Wealth Manager Award* as published in Philadelphia magazine for seven of the last eight years. Less than 0.5 percent of financial professionals in the greater Philadelphia and South Jersey region have earned this recognition for seven years. Matthew maintains that he shares this honor with his clients because it represents solid and constructive communication between client and advisor, which is truly what empowers trust and progress.
*Based on 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria, including a minimum of 5 years as an active credentialed financial professional, favorable regulatory and complaint history, accepts new clients, client retention rates, client assets administered, education, and professional designations. 2,677 Philadelphia wealth managers were considered for the award; 557 (25 percent of candidates) were named 2016 Five Star Wealth Managers. (The criteria provided reflects the most recent year for which advisor received the award. The criteria used, the number of wealth managers considered for the award, and the percentage of those who receive the award, may vary from year to year). These awards are not indicative of the wealth managers' future performance. Your experiences may vary. For more information, please visit www.fivestarprofessional.com
Director of Operations
A Pennsylvania native and Lafayette alum, Amy comes to us with significant experience in the financial services industry. Starting in 1993, Amy worked in the larger wirehouses as well in the independent wealth management world. Amy has served in the role of Fixed Income Research Assistant and Private Client Services Sales Assistant for Morgan Stanley, and Account Executive for Pennsylvania Merchant Group. Amy also has experience in the green energy industry having worked as a Project Manager and Corporate Trainer for Mark Group, Inc.
Amy and her husband live in Havertown with their two boys, Sean and Brendan. Outside the office, Amy has a love for gardening and playing tennis with her boys. She is also active in her community civic association and township economic development group. Amy is also an avid baker, which we thoroughly exploit on a regular basis!
Financial Planning Associate
Daniel graduated with a degree in Mathematics and a minor in Economics from Franklin & Marshall College, and is accredited in both Financial Mathematics and Probability Actuarial Studies. Born and raised in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, he previously worked for Mutual of Omaha and has been a part of the MORWM family since late 2013. As an avid music lover, Daniel plays the trumpet and piano, and enjoys composing original pieces. While at Franklin & Marshall he also earned distinction as a member of the Music Department’s Honor Society. Dan is a passionate cyclist and participates in multiple charity bike-a-thons every year.
Client Experience Associate
Gloria has relocated to Philadelphia from the Reading area to complement our administrative staff. She has significant experience with highly detailed office and administrative management skills. Her organizational acumen and her thoughtful communication style lend themselves to the highest level of customer (we mean family) service. Although she is humble about it, Gloria is also a talented amateur culinary artist, her specialty being cake and pastry design. Gloria covers our reception desk and serves the MORWM family as an Administrative Assistant and Client Experience Associate.
Client Experience Associate
Kirsten was born and raised in central New Jersey. She attended Rutgers University and obtained a Bachelor of the Arts in Cultural Anthropology before obtaining her teaching certificate from Georgian Court University. Kirsten taught special education in the high school setting for two years before joining MOR Wealth Management. In her spare time, Kirsten enjoys reading books, spending time with friends and family, and exploring Philadelphia. Kirsten serves the MORWM family as an Administrative Assistant and Client Experience Associate.
Patricia earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Liberty University in Virginia and Associate’s Degrees in both elementary and special education from Georgia Military College. She served as an Executive Assistant for Atlanta Counseling and Educational Consultants and as the Assistant to the Director of Hospital and Ambulance Services in Fayetteville, Georgia, before becoming a commercial pilot. Trish is now a co-pilot for a jet charter company. She lives in Amelia Island, Florida, and continues to work for MORWM part time as a Research Assistant and Administrative Associate.