Our Team

Steve Erfle, CFP®, CDFA™, MBA

Managing Partner


As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™, Steve counsels individuals and families in all facets of financial planning. This includes investment management, divorce planning, retirement planning, philanthropic planning, risk management, and estate planning. Steve is passionate about helping his clients go from confused and overwhelmed to confident and in control.

He completed his undergraduate work at Ursinus College (BA in Economics) and graduate work at Saint Joseph’s University (MBA in Finance). 

Steve started his professional career as a relationship manager with SEI Investments, a leading global provider of asset management, investment processing, and investment operations solutions for institutional and personal wealth management. At SEI, Steve assisted investment advisors, investment managers, institutional investors and affluent individuals create and manage wealth.

Steve joined Legacy Advisors to help expand and deliver holistic financial planning. Steve worked directly with Legacy’s ultra high net worth clients to help them accomplish their objectives regarding family, lifestyle, business continuity, asset planning, and ultimate estate distribution. 

stevefam.jpgAfter leaving Legacy Advisors, Steve accepted an opportunity to team up with United Capital Private Wealth Counseling to grow their wealth management services in the Philadelphia area. At United Capital, Steve successfully established many relationships with high net worth individuals and helped them progress towards and realize their goals by focusing on what matters and what they can control.

Steve currently resides in Plymouth Meeting, PA with his wife and four children. In his spare time, he enjoys being with his family, coaching youth basketball, and playing basketball & golf.

Mike Ptaszenski, CFP®, MBA

Managing Partner


As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, Mike is dedicated to helping individuals and families achieve lasting financial success by following a prescribed planning process while helping clients focus on the things they can control.

Mike holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation. He completed his undergraduate work at The University of Pittsburgh (BSBA in Finance) and graduate work at Saint Joseph’s University (MBA in Finance).


Mike was fortunate enough to have started his professional career as a relationship manager with SEI Investments: a leading global provider of asset management, investment processing, and investment operations solutions for institutional and personal wealth management. While at SEI, Mike worked closely with investment advisors to grow and manage client wealth.

After leaving SEI Investments, Mike joined the newly established office of United Capital Private Wealth Counseling of Philadelphia. While there, Mike was responsible for managing and growing the existing client relationships.

Mike currently resides in Collegeville, PA with his wife and three daughters.


Loretta Hutchinson CFP®, CDFA™, NCC



Loretta Hutchinson is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA™) as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). She has successfully helped individuals, families, and business owners reach and exceed their financial goals by strategically aligning personalized solutions with their lifestyle needs.

She strives to keep her clients informed, at ease, and on track. Loretta was named Philadelphia Magazine's 5 Star Wealth Manager for the past 5 years. She also received the Women's Choice Award for Financial Advisors. Loretta is a regular contributor and guest columnist for The Advance of Bucks County, The DailyWorth.com, Local Living Magazine, Divorce Magazine, Family Lawyer Magazine, and the previous Bucks County Women's Magazine. Loretta has also hosted the local radio show "Financial Issues and Answers" educating listeners about financial planning, investment management, tax management, retirement planning and divorce.

She is the founder of Financial Divorce Plan, LLC where she helps individuals navigate divorce saving time, angst, and money. Loretta educates her clients about the divorce process providing peace of mind and an informative edge during a difficult time in their lives.

Loretta received a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Scranton and a Masters in Counseling Education from the College of New Jersey. She is a lifelong resident of Bucks County where she resides with her husband Mark and Lab Libby.



Norman MacQueen

Financial Advisor


Norman brings more than 25 years of experience in the investment advisory business along with a shared passion in helping clients achieve their life goals. Norman completed his undergraduate work at West Chester University (BS in Economics) and graduate work at Eastern University (MBA in Finance).

Early in his career, Norman worked at Vanguard and SEI sparking his passion for investments. After leaving, Norman ultimately partnered in building Northeast Advisors, a private and institutional wealth management firm. In November 2013, Norman was elected as the Chester County Controller. He is responsible for managing payroll, retirement benefits, performing internal audits, and creating annual financial reports.

At Thrive, Norman is responsible for helping clients achieve their Vision through the iThrive Life Planning Process™.

Norman resides in Malvern, PA with his wife. He is a proud parent of three children and three grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys being outdoors boating, fishing, and hunting.


Michael Stanton, CFP®

Financial Planner


Michael brings 6 years of experience in helping individuals and families achieve their Vision.  Michael holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation along with his Uniformed Investment Advisor Series 65 and state Life and Health Insurance License. He attended LaSalle College High School and completed his undergraduate work at the University of Scranton (BS in Business Management & Finance).

Michael has worked his entire career in the financial services industry. He started with Prudential Financial, then joined Lincoln Investment Planning, Inc. in Jenkintown, PA. At Lincoln, Michael specialized in Retirement, Education, Investment, and Insurance Planning.

At Thrive, Michael delivers financial planning service and expertise to the Thrive Community.

Michael is the founder and President of Stand-By-Steve: Stephen P. Stanton Memorial Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on providing private education scholarships to deserving students. In his spare time he is an avid golfer, member of a popular local band, and loves spending time with his family. He resides in Lafayette Hill, PA.




Matt Donahue, CFP®

Financial Planner


Matt is passionate about helping clients find clarity in their financial lives, as well as giving them the confidence and control to know they are on the right path.  As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Matt guides clients in all aspects of financial planning including, retirement planning, investment management, risk management, charitable giving, and estate planning.  Matt helps clients make better decisions by evaluating their current financial picture, developing and recommending alternatives to guide them on the right track, and educating them on how these alternatives will affect them.   

Matt began his financial services career in 2013 at United Capital in North Wales, PA.  During his time at United Capital, he assisted in all facets of the firm, helping with operational tasks like implementing and rebalancing portfolios, developing and presenting financial plans for his clients, and being a member of the investment management committee. 

Matt completed his undergraduate degree at Ursinus College, and earned a B.A. in Business & Economics.  Matt currently resides in the Fairmount area of Philadelphia, PA.  In his spare time, Matt enjoys spending time with family and friends, and playing basketball & golf.




Mary Ann McCallister

 Client Service & Operations Manager



Mary Ann McCallister has over 8 years of client service and business office management experience.

At Thrive, Mary Ann oversees all aspects of the Thrive Wealth Management office from general office management to marketing and client service. She wears many hats and gladly handles each of them, always keeping the client as first priority.

Mary Ann completed her undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. She and her husband stay very busy with their 3 teenage children and long-haired dachshund, Parker, and resides in Chester County, PA.

An avid animal lover, Mary Ann also enjoys traveling, rooting for Pittsburgh sports teams, and spending time at the NJ shore with her family and friends.

Brian Hipwell

Financial Planning Associate


After graduating from Bucknell University with a BA in Economics, Brian returned to his hometown of Cheltenham, PA to pursue a career in financial planning. He began his career as a Relationship Banker with Santander Bank, where he specialized in managing high profile client relationships.

stevefam.jpgAs the Financial Planning Associate at Thrive, Brian supports the team as they ensure clients are achieving their vision and meeting their goals. He holds Series 6, Series 63, and PA Life, Accident and Health Insurance licenses and is currently studying to earn the CFP® designation. 

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