Matthew Banderman, CLF®

Managing Director


Matt Banderman graduated from Fontbonne University in 2001 with a major in Business Management. During his time at Fontbonne, he played 4 years of basketball, 1 year of tennis, and ran 1 year of cross country. Matt was also the president of his freshman/sophomore class and his sophomore/junior class. He was voted Mr. Fontbonne his freshman year and gave the commencement address at his graduation in May of 2001.

Matt began his career with Northwestern Mutual as an intern during his senior year of college. After graduation, Matt continued his career with Northwestern Mutual as a full-time Financial Advisor. Having now served with Northwestern for over 15 years, Matt was appointed the District Director of Northwestern Mutual St. Louis in 2015. As District Director, Matt is charged with hiring and training new advisors, in addition to maintaining his own personal financial planning practice. Over the course of his career Matt has qualified 6 times for the Million Dollar Roundtable, which is the top 6% of all financial advisors in the industry worldwide.

Associations and Memberships

National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA)

Qualifying Member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT)

Years of Experience

Representing Northwestern Mutual since 2000.


Degree Major Institution
Bachelor of Science Business Management Fontbonne University

Awards and Recognition


Million Dollar Round Table Qualifying Member 2007-2008, 2013-2016, 2019-2021

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 Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Quality Award 2011-2015

Award recognizing commitment to excellence in service to clients and industry


National Quality Award 2003-2004, 2006-2010

Award recognizing persistency and performance


National Sales Achievement Award 2006-2010

Award recognizing performance


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