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Executive Council Story: Matt Thiel

High Point Schools Partnership is highlighting members of our Executive Council. Keep reading to learn more about Matt Thiel

Q: Give us some background. Where are you from? Where did you go to school? What was your career path to get here?

A: Grew up in Bristol, Virginia.  Graduated from Notre Dame with a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering.  10 years in the US Air Force as a strategic intelligence officer.  Vanderbilt Owen School of Business – MBA.  23 years experience as a Wealth Advisor.  Opened his independent office – Signature Wealth Strategies in June 2020 in Downtown High Point.

Q: What is your primary occupation/job title?

A: President, Signature Wealth Strategies – High Point

Q: Why is the work of HPSP important to you?

A: Great communities need great schools.  To have great schools, we need a supportive and engaged community.

Q: What are your hopes for HPSP?

A: Lift up our schools and build more connections between school and community.

Q: The city of High Point is in a phase of “revitalization”. What do you think this will look like when it is complete? What role do schools play in this process?

A: Lifting up our schools and creating the best educational outcomes for our students is critical to High Point reaching its full potential as a thriving, growing community.

Q: Is there anything we haven’t asked yet that you want to share with our community? 

A: I have a loving wife, daughter Sarah Brian, son Adam, and dog Cotton

Thank you so much to Matt Thiel for telling us a little more about yourself and why our work is meaningful to you. We look forward to hearing about more of the great things you do for the High Point Schools Partnership!

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