Matthew Rutledge: An Army of One


The journey that led Matthew Rutledge to the promotion of Regional Manager is one of honor, service and commitment to the well-being of people and their families.  An active member of the United States Army for over 7 years, Matthew is no stranger to sacrifice and responsibility.  Now a member of the U.S. Army Reserve, Matthew balances devotion to his country with an equally impassioned devotion to his recruited agents, and the families that each one of his agents represents.

With 35 agents currently writing for his agency, Matthew has quickly built a team of dedicated individuals committed to helping and protecting American families.  Much like the responsibility that comes with upholding the values of the United States Army, the strength of Matthew’s agency lies in the strength of each individual’s conviction and commitment towards a common goal.  Recruited by Equis Financial’s own Nick and Cindi Theodore, Matthew internalized the examples of leadership, punctuality and confidence from the Theodores and utilized those skills to build his own agency.

“When you decide to recruit, and manage someone, you are representing not just them, but also their spouses and families.”  Whether it’s the personal family of those recruits, or the many families he and his agents help protect, knowing that he is helping families change and protect their futures keeps Matthew driven.  You can only get so far on your own; to truly excel and reach the next level, we must unite towards a common goal and work as a team to reach those goals.  Matthew Rutledge is a shining example of how those principles can directly lead to results.

“Equis Financial is fortunate to have a team member like Matthew Rutledge growing and building alongside the company.  Our future is made brighter by his presence.” – Barry Clarkson (President & CEO)