About Advisors First Academy

Advisors First Academy is a Kansas City-based Field Marketing Organization that helps insurance and annuity salespeople increase production and grow their businesses. Whether you are a seasoned agent or just kicking off your career, we offer unique, valuable lessons and services that you won’t get anywhere else. When you join Advisors First Academy, you will receive personal mentoring from some of the industry’s top producers. Through small-group training sessions and one-on-one sessions, you’ll learn a proven, repeatable system for selling annuities that we have used successfully over and over again. Our training sessions are available in person or online; agents from all over the country are increasing their production using our methods. We also provide discounted marketing supplies, proprietary sales software, and other tools to help fuel your success. Are you ready to start selling more annuities than ever before? Contact us today and find out how you can join Advisors First Academy.

Our Team

Matt Walker
CEO/ Advisor
mwalker@advisorsfirstacademy.com
Jeff Tupper
Regional President
jtupper@advisorsfirstacademy.com

Ryan MacDonald
National Sales Director
rmacdonald@advisorsfirstacademy.com

Gina Fuller
Director of Operations
gfuller@advisorsfirstacademy.com

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Bailee Ballard
Marketing Coordinator
bballard@advisorsfirstacademy.com 

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Matt Walker
CEO/ Advisor
mwalker@advisorsfirstacademy.com
Originally from Boise, Idaho, Matt attended Brigham Young University, where he obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics with an emphasis in Finance. Matt is the Chief Executive Officer of Advisors First Academy.  During his time as CEO, Matt has built an Agency with multiple producing agents, a successful Medicare supplement company that provides Medicare supplement insurance for thousands of customers across the United States, a unique client management software created for the financial service industry, and a Field Marketing Organization that supports agents across the country.  

Amongst these accomplishments, his greatest is the relationships that he has created with his clients as a trusted agent in the greater Kansas City area. Matt has extensive personal and professional experience in helping with developing financial strategies for individuals and their families. From a strategic planning approach for the accomplishment of long range goals, to what is happening in today’s market, he brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. He understands that everyone’s financial needs are unique to them and he develops financial and insurance strategies and suggests options that are designed to work well for each client’s needs.

Matt is insurance licensed for Life and Health Insurance in multiple states, including Kansas, Missouri, and Colorado.
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Jeff Tupper
Regional President
jtupper@advisorsfirstacademy.com

Jeff has had a successful career for over 27 years in the financial services industry. Jeff graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1986 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. While earning his degree, he excelled in college football and then turned professional, playing for the St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Eagles, Denver Broncos, and Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL before retiring from football to begin his financial career. Jeff has clients in multiple states serving each with an honest, transparent approach to helping them develop pathways to financial success. Jeff has extensive experience in retirement income strategies, insurance and annuities. He is insurance licensed for Life and Health in several states, including Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri. Jeff also holds the National Social Security Association designation, which helps him assist clients in making their social security elections in coordination with their retirement income strategy. During his career in the financial services industry he has worked with individuals as well as corporations, guiding each to discover and implement strategies for attaining their individual financial goals. Jeff discovered his passion for financial services while at the University of Oklahoma. That passion continues to grow and drives him to do his personal best in servicing his clients.

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Ryan MacDonald
National Sales Director
rmacdonald@advisorsfirstacademy.com
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Gina Fuller
Director of Operations
gfuller@advisorsfirstacademy.com
Gina joined our company in 2012 and has held many roles throughout the past years. She currently serves as our Director of Operations.  With almost a decade of industry experience, she strives to uphold our standard to make sure our clients come first and makes them her number one priority.  As our company continues to grow, Gina oversees the operations of our office, ensuring that our processes flow smoothly not only for our clients, but also for our employees.  Gina holds her Life and Health licenses in both Kansas and Missouri.
She resides in Overland Park, KS and enjoys spending time with her husband and their three children and enjoys spending time with loved ones, her dogs, doing yoga, and traveling.