Growing up in rural Maine, Matthew Bevin found his entrepreneurial spirit early.
Bevin, one of eight children, had only one source of news and information when he was young The Wall Street Journal. Through reading it daily, Bevin learned a lot about the financial world and became heavily interested in it.
At the age of 13, Bevin bought his first stock and knew from that point on that his life would involve finance. Bevin, after graduating from Washington and Lee University and serving in the Army, took his financial knowledge and applied it; he started working for SEI and Putnam Investments in Boston. After working there for some time, Bevin utilized his entrepreneurial strength and quit his job to become the head of product and business development at National Asset Management.
After INVESCO acquired NAM, Bevin moved on to start his own investment firm in 2003. Today, Bevin is the CEO of Integrity Asset Management LLC, based in Louisville. When Integrity Asset Management opened for business, Bevin was its only employee. Currently, Bevin’s company has 16 employees and a trading desk in Cleveland.
Bevin was able to use his enthusiasm for business to Integrity Asset’s advantage: The company was the only Louisville organization to be featured in Inc. magazine’s list of 500 fastest-growing private companies during the past three years. Aside from running his successful financial company, Bevin is a main investor in a local chocolate company and started a computer company at the Ramabai Mukti Mission in India to teach computer skills to orphan girls and abandoned women.
How to reach: Integrity Asset Management LLC, (502) 379-6980 or www.integrityasset.com