Matthew S. Ridenhour (Matt) is a Client Wealth Manager and partner of the Armstrong Wealth Management Group, a comprehensive fee-based wealth management firm in Florence, South Carolina. Matt’s primary responsibilities include conducting client reviews, evaluating their financial portfolios, and meeting with prospective clients.

Matt was named as a Forbes Next Gen Best-In-State Wealth Advisor for 2019.* This honor recognizes the country’s top next-generation advisors that represent the future of the wealth management industry. Matt, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) professional, was recognized as one of 12 advisors in South Carolina and as the top ranked Next-Gen advisor in the Pee Dee.

He is also a Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist℠ (CRPS®) designee and holds his FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities registrations through LPL Financial. Matt attended Mississippi State University where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing in 2005 and a Master of Business Administration in 2006. Matt has been with the firm since 2008 and became a partner in 2015.

Meet Matt

Matt resides in Florence with his wife Emily and daughter Grace.

Matt is very passionate about all Mississippi State sports and enjoys going to a few games every year. While Hilton Head Island is one of Matt and Emily’s favorite vacation spots, they love international travel as well. He enjoys grilling year-round, playing golf, working out, and is a bourbon enthusiast.

Fun Facts

  • Favorite Sports Team: Mississippi State.

  • Football Fanatic: He is a member of the Bulldog Club, and is a season ticket holder for Mississippi State Football.

  • Known among his friends for his secret recipe for the best cayenne pepper dry rub chicken wings in the world!

*The Forbes ranking of Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, rating thousands of wealth advisors born in or after 1980.  Advisors are interviewed by telephone and in person to evaluate service models, investing process, experience levels, and integrity. Additional factors considered include compliance record, client retention, revenues produced for their firms, and assets managed.   Portfolio performance is not a criterion due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK receives a fee in exchange for rankings.

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  • M.B.A., Mississippi State University

  • B.B.A., Mississippi State University



  • Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist℠

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