COO Earns MBA from University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Howard Bailey Financial is pleased to announce that Matt Chambers, the firm’s Chief Operating Officer, has earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Wales Trinity St. David. Chambers joined the Howard Bailey leadership team in 2021.

“I began the MBA program in 2020 to enhance my knowledge and experience gained from 30+ years within the financial services and financial technology industries,” said Chambers. "My goal was to gain additional academic and practitioner-based knowledge of strategic business management, specifically within organizational culture development and talent management, with the intent to apply it directly to my future clients, employers, and team members.”

Chambers found that the Wales-based program offered a range of global perspectives with cohort members from the United States, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, and Australia. He felt that he could “further learn and make an impact by contributing to organizations and people through sharing [his] experiences while continuing [his] own growth.”

"Watching Matt pursue and attain his MBA is not just about personal achievement; it's a testament to the application of our mission 'to grow people who grow people,'" said Steve Salcedo, Chief Marketing Officer. "His dedication to continuous learning sets a powerful example for our entire team, fueling innovation and raising the bar for operational excellence across the company. With his experience, expertise, and now this new designation, Matt elevates Howard Bailey's collective capacity to navigate challenges and seize opportunities, propelling us towards even greater success in the peer-to-peer landscape.”

Chambers’ MBA was conferred in January of 2024 and he passed with distinction.

Howard Bailey Financial, Inc. was founded in Fort Wayne, IN, as Davenport Financial Services in 2002. The name changed in 2011 as a tribute to the grandfathers of the founder and CEO, Casey Weade. The mission of Howard Bailey is to help others gain clarity in purpose and elevate meaning in their lives through personal and practical financial strategies. In 2017, Howard Bailey opened a second location in Mishawaka, IN, followed by the opening of the Perrysburg, OH, location in 2022. Also in 2022, Howard Bailey acquired Singer Financial in Brownsburg, IN, giving the independent retirement planning firm four locations in the region. Howard Bailey has been voted Best Financial Adviser by Fort Wayne Newspapers Reader’s Choice Awards in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. Howard Bailey Financial became the Official Wealth Management Partner of Notre Dame Athletics in 2023.

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