President, Managing Partner
Anthony Christensen is the founder and President of ACCESS Wealth Management. With more than 20 years of financial experience, Tony provides innovative insight and sound guidance to high net worth individuals and their families. Through customized planning, investment and insurance strategies, he helps clients gain control over their complete financial lives.
As President, Tony brings his personal values and vision to his leadership role. He encourages his team of experts to creatively collaborate, building individualized solutions that are fully aligned with client goals. A believer in continuous improvement, Tony upholds the highest standards of performance.
Tony’s opinions are regularly sought out by financial publications including Dow Jones Newswires, Kiplingers, and The Wall Street Journal. He’s been featured on ABCNews.com, Wealthmanagement.com and Forbes.com, and has been recognized for his industry achievements on numerous “40 Under 40” lists. As a vocal champion of the meaningful difference an independent advisor can make in a client’s financial life, Tony was recently tapped to film a spot in Charles Schwab’s national television ad campaign. And while part of the Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, Tony was named as a Premier Advisor for 11 consecutive years.
Before starting his firm, Tony was an Associate Vice President at Morgan Stanley. He is passionate about giving back to the community, serving on the boards of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Jewish Hospital and the St. Mary’s Foundation, the Nick Lachey Foundation, The Wendy L. Novak Pediatric Diabetes Care Center Advisory Board, and Children’s Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees. He co-founded the “Super Skins” Charity Events, raising over $1 million for charities including Make-a-Wish Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the American Cancer Society. He and his family are very active with the Children’s Hospital in Louisville. They pledged $1 million to establish the Christensen Family Diabetes Sports Medicine Program at Norton Children’s Hospital.
Tony earned a Bachelor of Science in Business at Miami University in Oxford, OH. He is an NFL Players Association Registered Financial Advisor and holds a life insurance license.
On a Personal Note
A coach by nature, Tony has stepped up to provide coaching for all three of his children’s sports teams over the years. Not surprisingly, he brings the same enthusiasm and commitment to their games as he does to his wealth management relationships. Married for 16 years, Tony lives in Louisville, KY.
Partner, Service Director
Ashley Matanich has been with ACCESS Wealth Management since January of 2006. As Service Director, she is the main point of contact for day-to-day client interactions. An operations expert, she processes transactions, resolves all requests and manages compliance risk.
Prior to joining ACCESS Wealth Management, Ashley worked at 5/3 Bank as a personal banker, gaining experience in serving the needs of high net worth individuals. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Louisville, KY.
On a Personal Note
Originally from Portland, OR, Ashley now lives in Louisville with her husband and two children. When she’s not at work, she’s usually volunteering to help with whatever activities her children are involved in – or else she’s cooking something up in the kitchen with her daughter. Ashley also enjoys trying new restaurants with her husband.
Brad Hellman, CFP®, CIMA®
Lead Planning Advisor
Brad Hellman is Lead Planning Advisor at ACCESS Wealth Management. Responsible for the development and implementation of effective financial plans, he helps identify products and services that will best serve client goals. He also plays a key role in evaluating, recommending and monitoring asset managers.
Prior to joining ACCESS Wealth Management, Brad was a manager and broker at ICAP Energy, one of the world’s leading energy brokerage firms. At ICAP, he performed price discovery analysis for futures and financial derivatives such as swaps and options. Brad also provided execution services for a diverse client base including banks, hedge funds and alternative liquidity providers.
Brad is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional and also holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst ® certification, administered by Investment Management Consultants Association® through the Yale School of Management. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business from Indiana University Southeast.
On a Personal Note
Married for 23 years, Brad and his wife have two children. Brad volunteers as an assistant coach for his son’s baseball team, and the family are members of Northeast Christian Church.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and federally registered CFP (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.
Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA®) is the owner of the certification marks “CIMA®,” and “Certified Investment Management Analyst®.” Use of CIMA® or Certified Investment Management Analyst® signifies that the user has successfully completed IMCA’s initial and ongoing credentialing requirements for investment management consultants.
Lead Service Advisor
Caitlin Rose started at Access Wealth Management in August of 2009. As Lead Service Advisor, she assists with client needs from the very first meeting and helps build strong relationships through service excellence. In addition to providing bookkeeping solutions for ACCESS Family Office Services clients, she works on compliance and operational issues.
A registered and licensed securities representative, Caitlin holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY where she graduated as salutatorian of her class.
On a Personal Note
Caitlin lives with her golden retriever, Bella, who loves to tag along when Caitlin attends her nephew’s sporting events. When she isn’t sitting in the stands, Caitlin enjoys trivia nights with friends, attending concerts, and taking advantage of Louisville’s vibrant social activity scene.