Financial planning and beyond

By understanding what’s most important to you, we can organize your financial life to help make sure your short-term needs don't cloud your long-term goals. We provide a structure so you clearly understand where your money is, and why. The plan we create together can help you stay focused at each stage of life, today, tomorrow and for future generations.

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Steven DeMatteo

Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

Steve is a founding partner of Torrey Pines Wealth Management, a UBS Signature Team.  Together with his team, Steve designs comprehensive wealth management solutions - including strategic asset allocation portfolios, business exit-planning strategies and wealth preservation solutions- for a select group of business owners, executives and high net worth families.  

Steve has profound experience in the wealth management industry- successfully helping clients exit their companies, retire comfortably, and securely pass their wealth along to future generations. He is dedicated to lifelong learning and professional development and has earned the Wealth Advisor and Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) designations.  He is a member of the esteemed Director's Council representing UBS’ top advisors and was a 2018 recipient of the UBS Aspire Award for collaboration, leadership and service. 

Steve has earned an M.B.A. in Advanced Finance from the University of South Florida and a B.A. in International Relations from Tulane University, where he studied abroad at the University of Cambridge, England.  Prior to his career in wealth management, Steve served as a helicopter pilot in the Marine Corps where he was decorated for performance in peacetime, humanitarian and combat operations. Steve recently retired as a Lieutenant Colonel after twenty-three rewarding years of active duty and reserve service.

Steve and his family reside in Rancho Bernardo. In his leisure time, Steve enjoys open-water swimming, traveling with his family and listening to live music.

Personal & Community

  • Inductee - Rancho Bernardo Hall of Fame
  • Mentor- American Corporate Partners Veteran Mentorship Program
  • Past Member, Board of Directors - Casa de las Campanas- A Continuing Care Life Community
  • Past Chair, Board of Directors - Poway Center for the Performing Arts Foundation
Registered States:
  • AK
  • AL
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • FL
  • GA
  • ID
  • IN
  • MN
  • NC
  • NV
  • NY
  • PA
  • SC
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA

  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in April based on information from a 12 month period ending June of the prior year.

Eligibility is based on quantitative factors and is not necessarily related to the quality of the investment advice. For more information on third party rating methodologies, please visit


  • Bachelor's Degree - International Relations, Tulane University
  • Institute of Political Economics, University of Cambridge, England.
  • Master's of Business Administration - Advanced Finance, University of South Florida


  • Certified Exit Planning Advisor
  • Wealth Advisor
12220 El Camino Real
Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92130
  • (858) 947-7094

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