J. Matthew Newtown is a Managing Director at Hightower Texas and leads Team Agape. With nearly two decades of experience in the wealth management, trust and advisory business, Matt focuses on relationship management for high and ultra-high-net-worth families.
During his career, Matt has worked in live music, education and financial services. Originally, he wanted to become a basketball player, but he instead elected to become a coach and teacher at 16. After holding several coaching and teaching jobs, Matt learned that he loved working with people and always wanted to stay in a people-oriented profession. He was then offered a junior position in the financial services industry and has been helping people ever since.
In 2002, he joined Salient and in 2018, Hightower acquired Salient’s private wealth management business to become Hightower Texas. Before joining Salient, Matt was a Director at The Redstone Companies, L.P., a Houston-based investment firm. Prior to that, he served as an Associate in the private wealth management group at PaineWebber, Inc.
Matt has served in different capacities for several organizations, including The Children’s Assessment Center, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Episcopal High School Alumni Council and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
He earned an undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University and later attained the Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) designation through the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Matt holds the FINRA Series 7, 63 and 65 licenses.
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