Matt Hess


I love being able to help people lift the burden of the financial unknown and to give them the freedom to pursue God’s purpose for their lives.

Ask Matt About:

Traveling, reading, cheat days, and why he’s irrationally afraid of visiting the Pacific Northwest.


(717) 796-1700

Matthew L. Hess, Candidate for CFP® Certification

Lead Advisor


Ask Matt About:

Traveling, reading, cheat days, and why he’s irrationally afraid of visiting the Pacific Northwest.


(717) 796-1700

Matt’s role: Matt is responsible for the design, creation, and implementation of LifePlans for Zak’s advisory team’s clients. He is also responsible for continuing to advance LifeGuide’s tax-efficient planning strategies.

A bit about his background: Matt is a Candidate for CFP® Certification. He has completed the education component of the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification, passed the CFP® Exam, and is currently fulfilling the experience requirement. Matt graduated from Messiah College in 2013 and began his career working at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. He discovered the profession of financial planning while working there and began making the transition.

What Matt says he loves most about his job:
“I love being able to help people lift the burden of the financial unknown and to give them the freedom to pursue God’s purpose for their lives.”

Outside of work:
Matt lives in Mechanicsburg, PA, with his wife, Hannah, and their baby girl, Adelaide. Matt and Hannah have been attending Liberti Church in Camp Hill since graduating from Messiah College. When not at home, you can find them visiting friends and family or exploring a new city or country.

His favorite organizations:

  • Liberti Church
  • GiveDirectly
  • Doctors Without Borders
  • NightLight International