Matthew R Carothers, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, ChSNC®

Wealth Management Advisor


Matt Carothers has over 29 years of experience with Northwestern Mutual. Since joining the Network, he has gained several financial designations which include: the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM (CFP®) certification, Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®), Chartered Special Needs Consultant (ChSNC®) and Retirement Income Certified Planner (RICP®). Matt is also licensed to sell securities. His commitment to education showcases his desire to stay on top of any changes in the financial industry.


Before Matt's senior year of college he participated in an internship program with Northwestern Mutual. It was not long before he knew his calling in life. Helping, teaching, and encouraging others are the key attributes to success in a financial services career. Add the expert guidance and world class products of Northwestern Mutual and one can tell why he loves Monday mornings.


Matt qualified for Northwestern Mutual’s Forum award in 2008, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Matt was recognized for his outstanding performance, serving the needs of clients throughout the region. Matt joined a distinguished group of representatives from across the country that have qualified for this honor. Of the company’s 8,000 representatives, only 313 earned this recognition called Forum.

Matt is honored to be the recipient of the 2007 Small Business Advocate Award, given to him by the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce. This award recognizes an individual who provides a distinctive level of service to supporting entrepreneurial development and creating opportunities for small business growth.

Associations and Memberships

  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
  • Columbus Area Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (Past President)
  • Chamber Member: Columbus, Seymour, Greensburg

Awards and Recognition


Million Dollar Round Table Qualifying/Life Member 2007-2020

MDRT is the premier association of financial professionals. MDRT status designation is granted for one year and members must apply every year to continue their affiliation with the MDRT


National Quality Award 1994-1996, 1999-2010

Award recognizing persistency and performance


National Sales Achievement Award 1996-2010

Award recognizing performance


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