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The Solomon Group

Cash Matthews, President

Cash Matthews is a licensed financial advisor and has been in the financial services industry since the early 1980s. He founded The Solomon Group with the idea that all people deserve proper financial guidance, and that people with high integrity and good hearts should not be excluded from the financial world.

In 2006, Cash was inducted into the National BMX Cycling Hall of Fame, located at the U.S. Olympic Training Facility in Chula Vista, California. As a competitor from an early age, he represented the Mongoose Corporation as one of its recognized factory rider representatives. Beginning in 2007, Cash assumed the role of master of ceremonies at the National Hall of Fame ceremony.

Since TSG’s inception, Cash has created such programs as Money University, The Business Owners Networking Group, Vacation Business School, The Taxelope and Money Matters Ministry. In 2009, he chose to expand his financial services business across the US. Cash is the author of “The Solomon Way,” an agent training manual published in 2014.


Richard (Ric) Cordle

Richard (Ric) Cordle is an Investment Advisor Representative (IAR) and independent financial advisor with The Solomon Group Financial Services in Austin, Texas. Ric’s first foray into financial advising, started when his United States Air Force commander asked him to prevent the recurrence of a bad check incident. He instituted a class that dealt with balancing checking and savings accounts that evolved into a class that studied mutual funds, stocks and bonds. This humble beginning of educating and serving others with balancing a checkbook and the simple study of mutual funds, stocks and bonds was the informal start of Ric’s financial career.

Ric got his formal start as a financial advisor in 2001 with Primerica with a general lines health and life for the state of Texas in 2001. In addition, he earned his FINRA Series 6-Investment Company and Variable Contracts Products Representative Examination and his Series 63-Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination in his first full year with Primerica. Ric joined The Solomon Group, LLC as a financial professional in 2013 and has been with them since.

He earned his FINRA Series 65-Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination in 2016. Ric’s main goals with his clients are first, to help the client to define their end goals and second, to ensure that they have the funds in the right products and ventures to facilitate their success with their retirement goals.


Benton Randle

Ben Randle was born and raised in Austin, where he lives with his wonderful wife and their always-happy yellow lab. He’s an Investment Adviser Representative and graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus on finance from St. Edward’s University. In Ben’s previous 25-year career as an estate manager, he combined a love of service and “fixin’” things. Traveling all over the world during that time, he became interested in how money works and realized that there are answers out there to financial issues we all face, but they are not usually available to everyone. Fortunately, at The Solomon Group, Ben has found a place where Wall Street meets Main Street — where world-class solutions are accessible to all of his clients.


Marc Carlson

Marc Carlson has a passion for helping people do better with their money and plan for their retirement goals and dreams. He began his career after graduating from Liberty University with a degree in accounting in 1991, working for a certified public accounting firm in San Diego. He then moved to Austin in March 2000 to work as the general manager for the Austin Ice Bats. Marc currently has a day job in the coffee industry as the chief financial officer for The Serengeti Trading Company, managing the day-to-day financial and hedging operations of the coffee importer. He is licensed as Investment Adviser Representative with The Solomon Group and has helped lead the Money University seminar.

Marc enjoys teaching others about life insurance and the markets and helping them understand how all the pieces will fit together for the big picture. He believes having a financial vision is the first step in creating your financial plan.

Among many community endeavors, Marc volunteers for the LiveStrong bike challenge in Austin. He enjoys acting, cycling, baseball, softball and golf, as well as spending time with his wife, Kim, and their dog, Brodie.



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