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425 Ashley Ridge Blvd.
Suite 320
Shreveport, LA 71106

Cornerstone Investment Strategies

(318) 670-7930

Matt Ponder, CIMA(R)

Matt Ponder, CIMA(R)

LPL Investment Advisor Representative

Matt Ponder was born and raised in Shreveport. He graduated from Southwood HS (1993) and then LA Tech with a BS in Biology Education (1997) and an MS in Secondary School Administration (1998). After a nearly decade-long career in secondary education, Matt transitioned in 2006 from teaching science and coaching basketball to teaching his clients the subjects of finance and investments. Matt's attraction to investments and capital markets is what propelled the pivot that resulted in his 17-year career as an investment advisor with Primerica before joining the team at Cornerstone.
Matt holds his Series 6, Series 63, Series 26, and Series 65 registrations through LPL Financial as well as his life and health insurance licenses. Matt received training from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago to prepare for his professional designation as a CERTIFIED INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT ANALYIST (CIMA®️). This designation focuses on fields such as discretionary investment management, investment policy and plan design, portfolio construction, and, behavioral finance.
Matt's wife of over 25 years, Leslie, is originally from San Diego, CA. They have 3 sons.  Benjamin (20) who attends LA Tech and plays basketball for the Bulldogs,  Zachary (18) who attends Calvary Baptist Academy, and Sam (16) who also attends Calvary Baptist Academy. The Ponders are faithful members at Norris Ferry Community Church in Shreveport.