Matt Ahrens, CIMA®

Chief Investment Officer | Financial Advisor

Since joining the firm in 2015 as a financial advisor, Matt Ahrens, CIMA® has overseen the investment management and portfolio construction process. During this time, he earned the Certified Investment Management Analyst® designation which included an extensive class on portfolio design at the prestigious Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In 2019, Matt was named Chief Investment Officer of the firm. Matt also uses his industry experience of 10+ years to help corporations design and manage their retirement plans, while providing ongoing education for their employees. Matt has been quoted in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, US News & World Report among others on investment and retirement strategies.

Originally from a farm in western Kansas, Matt recognized his passion for investing while studying accounting at Washburn University. Matt graduated from Washburn in 2006 with his BBA in Accounting. Upon graduation, Matt worked for Security Benefit in Topeka, KS.  While there, the firm moved Matt and his family to Chicago where Matt managed an eight-state territory as a Regional Vice President.  In this role, Matt consulted with investment advisors and their clients, and was regularly recognized for outstanding leadership and for providing his clients with best in class service.  

Since 2007 Matt has seen firsthand the importance of both having a financial plan and having the right advisor to oversee the execution of that plan.  Because of this Matt was excited to return home to Kansas City to join the team at Integrity Advisory. 

Matt and his wife Laura are the proud parents of Simon, Lucy and Theodore. When Matt is not busy playing with his kids, he is staying active in his Church, playing golf, or watching one of his favorite Kansas City sports teams.