MEET THE TEAM
The team behind Carlin Financial Group is made up of qualified financial professionals who are passionate about helping individuals and families achieve their ideal retirements.
Matt Carlin CEO
As the CEO of Carlin Financial Group, Matt Carlin is focused on helping clients work toward their retirement dreams through a well-thought-out strategy for retirement income.
Matt got his start in financial services over 30 years ago while working at a corporate insurance company selling a health indemnity program door-to-door. He soon realized he wanted to do more to help meet his clients’ needs, so he became an independent financial professional. Since then, Matt has been serving clients and their families by focusing on indexed annuities, life insurance, long-term care and income planning.
Matt’s business philosophy is simple: Always put the client first. He believes in forming long-lasting relationships with his clients that are built on love and trust so that his clients know he is always there for them.
“If I do what’s right for my clients and their family, I count that as a win, no matter which investments we ultimately decide to use,” Matt said. “I love my job, because I love working with the clients I choose to do business with and who chose to do business with me. I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
A graduate of Lamar University with a master’s degree in speech, Matt has passed the Series 6, 7, 63 and 65 securities exams and is insurance licensed in Texas, Alabama and South Carolina.
In his free time, Matt is a local actor and a published playwright. He and his wife, Laney, live in League City, Texas. They have five children, five grandchildren (so far!) and three well-loved dogs.
Jared Carlin Financial Advisor
Jared is committed to helping clients build a sound financial future by working towards creating a steady stream of income during retirement.
Jared got his start in the industry in 2007 working for a large corporate financial planning firm. Later that year, he decided to shift his focus to client relationships and create tailor-made solutions, which meant he needed to go independent. It was then that he first joined Carlin Financial Group. Jared is consistently inspired by the thought of helping individuals and families find confidence and comfort in their financial futures.
Jared holds a general lines insurance license in Texas and a Series 65 registration. He studied business and finance at Texas A&M University before moving on to earn his bachelor’s degree in music from Oklahoma City University.
In his free time, Jared enjoys spending time with his wife Lindsay and their dog Kaia, scuba diving — he’s a master scuba diver and divemaster — as well as singing and acting. In fact, Jared has performed professionally in the past and continues to appear on the stage today! He also loves traveling and experiencing different cultures.
Kim Griffith Operations and Service Leader
Melanie Clinkscales Marketing and New Business Lead
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