Our Company

Our Company

Our large network of technical support consists of highly knowledgeable staff available from many institutions that provide securities products, insurance and securities brokerage services.

Ruth Matt, CFP®, RICP®

Founder and CEO

Ruth Matt of Fore River Financial is dually registered as a Registered Representative and an Investment Adviser Representative of Commonwealth Financial Network®, Member FINRA/ SIPC, a firm of more than 1700 experienced advisors around the country. With a BA from Cornell University and more than 25 years of experience in investment and financial planning, Ruth brings a seasoned perspective to her clients and helps clients create regular income from accounts to replace their salary.

She obtained the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification or CFP® in 1988 while serving as a Trust Officer in a New Jersey Bank, and most recently received the Retirement Income Certified Professional® in 2015. Ruth is a member of the Financial Services Institute. She also provides support to the Foundation of Financial Planning, which provides pro bono planning to members of the military, high school students, and families without resources to hire a financial planner.

Ruth lives in Portland, along with her husband, Jonathan, a senior software engineer for Residential Mortgage Services (RMS) in South Portland. Their son Peter is a former US Marine (Aviation Electronics) now studying Engineering at Penn State.

Ruth’s hobbies include hiking, tennis, and playing classical music duets for the Portland Rossini Club, where she performs several times yearly. She is also fluent in Spanish, her college major.


Ruth Matt is proud to have been recognized as a Founder's Club advisor for 2016—a distinction based on annual production that places her among the top 39 percent of advisors affiliated with Commonwealth Financial Network.

Each year, Commonwealth, the broker/dealer–RIA that helps us process investment transactions on your behalf, recognizes Founder's Club advisors by inviting them to an exclusive gathering of their peers, leading industry experts, and Commonwealth home office staff. Founder's Club advisors benefit from an intensive learning and networking experience designed to help them hone their expertise, share best practices, and provide ever-higher levels of service, education, and leadership.

Diane Brackett

Client Services Manager

Diane Brackett is the Client Services Manager for Fore River Financial. With Diane managing much of the office administration, Ruth focuses on investment trends and financial planning strategies to meet the needs of her clients. She assists Ruth in appointment and review setting, processing checks and new business forms, beneficiary changes, and client access to accounts through our state of the art online access system called “Investor 360”.

Diane graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern Maine, and her diverse background has included positions as technical writer, administrative manager, retail market research associate, business communications manager, and English Instructor at the University of Southern Maine. Diane lives locally with her husband, Eric, an airline pilot. Their daughter Abby recently graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and is currently a software engineer at an aerospace company on the West Coast. Diane is an avid gardener, artist, history buff, decorator, and writer.