September 2019

Local Financial Advisors: Matthew G. Kovalcik, CFP of Kovalcik & Geraghty Wealth Partners

Author: Special to CH2 | Photographer: M.Kat Photography

Matt Kovalcik lives by the mantra, “Today will be what I make it.” And that philosophy applies both at home and in business.

Kovalcik and his wife Kris have three children: Jimmy, Ellie, and Mary. Kris is a full-time mom. Jimmy and Ellie are seniors at May River High School, and Mary is in the eighth grade at Cross Schools. Their eldest daughter, Ellie, suffers from mitochondrial disease.

The Kovalciks are passionate about making certain their daughter Ellie enjoys quality of life, which was the catalyst for the family’s move from Columbus, Ohio to Bluffton, South Carolina in 2011. They enjoy the Lowcountry lifestyle and consider themselves lucky to live in Bluffton!

Matt has earned the marks of Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) and is currently a first-level candidate for the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation. He formed Kovalcik and Geraghty Wealth Partners (KGWP) in 1998 in Columbus, Ohio, changing the firm’s business model to a fee-only platform in 2011 and opening the firm’s second office in Bluffton, South Carolina in 2012.

KGWP operates as a registered investment advisory firm (RIA); accordingly, Matt acts as a fiduciary in every client engagement. The “today will be what I make it” mantra is carried over to Matt’s approach to business. He works with his clients in a partnership, ensuring that they identify, prioritize and achieve their family, charitable, professional and financial goals.

From 2013-2019 Matt served on the board of directors of the Bluffton Boys and Girls Club. He now tutors math to children at the club. Matt and Kris are parishioners of The Church of The Cross, and Matt serves on the board of directors of Cross Schools.

Matt loves all things outdoors; in particular, he enjoys boating with his family, cycling, shooting and hunting.

49 Boundary Street
Bluffton, SC 29910
(888) 760-9313

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