LEADING EDGE FINANCIAL PLANNING

We help clients and businesses build and protect wealth

Our Mission

Help clients and businesses build and protect wealth in order to achieve their dreams and goals.  Additionally, bring financial peace of mind and prosperity to clients with competent, professional leadership and education.  

We are passionate about developing lasting, authentic relationships that are built on a foundation of trust.  Our clients know the information and advice they receive is in their best interest and is not tainted by outside sources.

We strive to be leaders in the financial industry.  We deliver leading edge service to our clients that is based on a high level of competency and professionalism.

We are very fortunate to be able to take the knowledge and experiences we have accumulated over the years and use it to help demystify the financial markets and help families achieve personal financial freedom and prosperity.

Meet the Financial Planners

Charlie Mattingly

Principal

CFP®, MBA

Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Charlie earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee.  He then entered the United States Air Force where he served for ten years as an officer and F-16 fighter pilot.

While serving in the Air Force Charlie shared his passion for personal financial planning by administering Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University to his fellow military service men and women.  After his ten years in the Air Force, Charlie wanted to begin a new career helping others understand and thrive in personal finance so he earned his Master of Business Administration in Financial Planning from California Lutheran University. Charlie also earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) professional designation in 2012.

Charlie’s joy in life is to truly understand each client’s unique situation and their family’s goals and dreams for the future.  His goal is to take the worry out of personal finance. He works hard to be worthy of his clients’ trust, providing absolute transparency, a high level of integrity and objective advice. His prior life and work experiences as an Air Force officer and pilot have helped him understand the discipline, knowledge and leadership it takes to be an effective financial advisor for his clients.

Charlie enjoys watching his three girls grow up, (much too fast), spending quality time with his wife Leisa, reading, and taking care of the horse farm with any time left over. Charlie is also currently an airline pilot for Southwest Airlines.

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Kevin Gormley

Principal

CFP®, CPA, PFS

Kevin specializes in working with high-income earners who need assistance in managing company incentive plans, maximizing their investments, and minimizing taxes. He also specializes in cash flow planning for pre-retirees and retirees, and helping them make planning decisions regarding their Social Security benefits.

Kevin holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) and the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) professional designations. Kevin is an active Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of Tennessee.

In addition to Leading Edge Financial Planning, Kevin was an Adjunct Professor and  taught a Personal Finance class at Maryville College for the J term in January, 2016 and January, 2017.  Teaching financial concepts and helping younger people get off to a great financial start is something Kevin enjoys!

Kevin is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA), and is a Board member on the East Tennessee Financial Planning Association (FPA).

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business with an emphasis in Finance from Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania. He was a four-year letter winner in football, played club Rugby, and was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. He received his Master of Science in Accounting (MaaC) with a focus on public accounting in 2012 from Strayer University. Prior to working in financial planning, Kevin spent 18 years in Pharmaceutical Sales, Training and Management.

Kevin lives in Knoxville with his wife, Jade, and their two sons.

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Clinton Mattingly | LEFP Operations Manager

Clinton Mattingly

Operations Manager

Clint is a member of the Leading Edge Financial Planning team.  He is responsible for making sure the Leading Edge client experience is second-to-none.  Also, Clint is an expert at business processes and operations.  He is responsible for making sure our firm is operating in the most effective and efficient manner possible.

Prior to joining Leading Edge Financial Planning, Clint earned his undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Louisville in Kentucky.  During his studies, Clint worked as an intern for Stifel Nicolaus, a full-service brokerage and investment banking firm.  Clint also worked for several years as a supervisor at UPS headquarters in Louisville, Ky.

Clint truly has a servant’s heart when it comes to helping our clients achieve financial peace and prosperity.  He is very passionate about his work and is relentless at making sure no detail is overlooked.

In addition to his dedication to Leading Edge Planning, Clint loves to do home remodeling, play basketball with his son Gavin, read and play golf.

Clint and his wife Amanda live just south of Louisville, Ky close to where he grew up in Lebanon Junction, Ky.  Clint and Amanda are the proud parents of two beautiful children, Gavin and Lilly.

Retirement

is too important to be

left to chance.

We strongly believe clients with a Financial Plan will do better than those who fail to plan.

We help our clients articulate goals in such a way that they become measurable and thereby achievable.

We believe client goals and circumstances determine the investment and financial plan.

By controlling the things that we can control we help lead our clients to a successful and fulfilling retirement: 

  1. Minimize investment costs.
  2. Avoid behavioral investment biases.
  3. Minimize effects of taxes on investments.
  4. Asset allocation and diversification drive portfolio return.
  5. We cannot profitably time the markets over the long term.
  6. Short-term information should not affect client’s long-term plan.