R. Matthew Hamilton, CFP®

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

  • Focus: Strategic leadership, planning and advice, investment management
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts, The Ohio State University
  • Certifications: CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional
  • Fun Fact: My home is a revolving door of friends and family and we love it that way.

Matt is the firm’s founder, visionary and Chief Executive Officer. He is focused on big ideas, impactful relationships and the culture of the firm.

He pioneered Hamilton Capital’s dynamic investment process and served as its first Chief Investment Officer from 1997-2009. In addition to his management duties, he serves selected clients in the capacity of Senior Financial Advisor and is a member of the Investment Management Team.

Over the years, Matt has earned considerable recognition. Barron’s listed him among “America’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors,” while Mutual Funds magazine named him one of the nation’s “100 Great Financial Planners”. He’s also been recognized as one of the country’s “Best Financial Advisors for Doctors” by Medical Economics magazine and one of the nation’s “Best Financial Advisors for Dentists” by Dental Practice Management.

A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and a graduate of The Ohio State University, Matt is a member of the National Board of Trustees for Search Ministries, a trustee of The James Foundation and a member of the professional advisory committee of The Columbus Foundation.

I grew up with amazing parents.

My father was a hard worker and full of integrity. He rose through the ranks to become the President of a very successful public company. Dinner table conversations often centered on business strategy and the many challenges of growing and leading a highly successful team. By age 9, I think I earned an MBA sitting at that table with him.

My mother was homemaker and servant leader in many volunteer efforts. She was beyond loving and always found and brought out the best in people. And when you were with her she was fully engaged––there was no one more important than you. She loved and was widely loved, deeply admired––a class act through and through. Much of what I know about business, leadership and most importantly relationships I learned from them. I am deeply blessed.