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David Lee, RFC®
Managing Partner & CEO
David A. Lee is founder and CEO of Mach 1 Financial. After serving nearly a decade in the U.S. Air Force as an F-16 Fighter Pilot, David entered the business world seeking a more stable lifestyle for his wife and young children.
Since 2005 it has been David’s goal to help protect the retirement assets of hundreds of retirees in Northwest Arkansas, the River Valley, Northeast Oklahoma and Southwest Missouri. By focusing his practice on investment strategies that incorporate risk mitigation and laddered retirement income structures he skillfully piloted his clients through the 2008 financial crisis. He holds a Series 65 license (Fiduciary) as well as a life insurance license**, is a member of the American Financial Education Alliance (AFEA) and is a Registered Financial Consultant (RFC). David was featured in the December 2012 issue of Newsweek as “financial trendsetter” and was a contributor to “Victory: The World’s leading Experts Reveal Their Secrets for Winning in Health, Wealth, & Success in the New Economy,” a book featured on the “Amazon Best Seller’s” list.
David and his wife, Jennie, have two children, Faith and Connor. They reside in Springdale, Arkansas where he enjoys church and charitable related activities, spending time with family, flying, fly fishing, basketball, college football and traveling.
Matt Walters, CFP®
Partner & COO
Matt is a graduate of Harding University where he studied Finance. Matt enjoys working with clients in various stages of life, helping people meet their goals regardless of what those might be. He holds his Series 65 license (Fiduciary) and is also insurance licensed.
Matt is married to his lovely wife, Haley, and they have three children, Bennett, Norah & Charlotte. They currently reside in Springdale, AR where they enjoy church, being outdoors, traveling and spending time with family.
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Partner & President
Lee has spent nearly three decades offering financial services and advice to clients. He’s a graduate of Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas and earned a law degree from SMU in Dallas, Texas. Lee went on to hold management positions at various wealth management organizations in Arkansas, Tennessee & Kentucky, before joining Morgan Stanley in 2011. In 2017, he fulfilled a dream of his by starting Mackey Investment Group. In 2022, Lee merged his practice with Mach 1 Financial Group, furthering his goal of serving clients across the state.
Lee maintains a strong sense of community, believing that giving back is vital to our community’s growth. While in Searcy, he was active with both the United Way and Child Safety Center. He has recently been appointed to Board of Directors of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County (AR).
Lee is the proud father of Jake, Emma Kate, Lucy, Milly James & Kolt. He and his wife, Susan, live in Rogers, where they enjoy entertaining, traveling & attending Razorback sporting events.
Mike Frost, MBA
VP of Advisor Development & Sr. Advisor
Mike holds a Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Education from Middle Tennessee State University. He also earned an MBA from Oklahoma City University with a focus in Finance and graduated with honors. During the past 35 years, Mike has held numerous management positions with Fortune 100 food companies and most recently as Vice President of Retail Operations where he led a TEAM of over 600 associates.
Mike is a certified Financial Counselor, registered Investment Advisor Representative, licensed life insurance agent and a licensed Long-Term Care insurance agent. During the last 15 years Mike has facilitated Financial Peace University classes to hundreds of families in the Northwest Arkansas along with providing one on one financial counseling.
Mike and his wife Carole have lived in Bentonville since 2002 and raised their two children, Meredith and David. He is an active member of First Baptist Church Bentonville where he serves as Deacon and adult Sunday School teacher.
Mike has a passion for helping individuals with their personal finances and looks forward to meeting with you very soon!
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Eli joined the Mach 1 team of advisors in 2021. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Oklahoma State University. Eli is a registered Investment Advisor Representative (fiduciary) and a licensed life insurance agent.
Eli and his wonderful fiancé, Meri Grace, will be married in April. Together, they enjoy the outdoors, church, sporting events, drinking coffee and reading. In addition, Eli enjoys golfing, mountain biking, rock climbing and grilling.
Eli is passionate about providing clarity and direction to the finances of our clients and is excited to meet with you!