ABOUT US | Our Advisors

  Michael J. Ward, LUTCF, ChFC®, AIF®
Founder and President
mward@mywealthmanagement.com

Michael J. Ward is the founder and president of Wealth Management Partners, LLC, a family wealth management firm. Prior to establishing Wealth Management Partners, LLC, in 2001, Michael was the associate managing director of the Acacia Financial Center of Pittsburgh. Michael also held a variety of management positions during his 16-year span at the Acacia Group.

Michael is a Registered Representative, Investment Adviser Representative, and Securities Principal with Commonwealth Financial Network® (member FINRA/SIPC).

In addition, Michael is a Chartered Financial Consultant®, holds the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) designation, and maintains FINRA Series 7, 24, 63, and 65 securities registrations. As a licensed insurance agent and Registered Investment Adviser, Michael enjoys helping clients create a comprehensive financial plan by assisting them with investment, retirement, and estate planning.

Michael attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he majored in economics. He lives in Beaver, Pennsylvania, with his wife and two children. His hobbies include skiing (water and snow) and enjoying family time.



  Eric E. Elek, CFP®
Wealth Manager
eelek@mywealthmanagement.com

Eric Elek is a registered representative of Commonwealth Financial Network (member FINRA/SIPC), which he joined in 2001. Prior to joining Commonwealth, he was a registered representative with the Advisors Group.

Eric is a CERTIFIED FINANICIAL PLANNER™ professional; holds FINRA Series 6, 7, 63, and 65 securities registrations; and is life, health, and accident insurance-licensed. Eric helps high-net-worth individuals design a financial plan that is tailored to their unique situation while managing investable assets in a broadly diversified manner.

Eric graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS in finance. He; his wife, Elizabeth; and son, Henrik, reside primarily in Ligonier, Pennsylvania. Eric also has a residence in Austin, Texas, to serve his clients in the Southwest.



  William F. Houston, CLU®, ChFC®
Financial Consultant
bhouston@mywealthmanagement.com

William Houston is a registered representative of Commonwealth Financial Network (member FINRA/SIPC) since 2002. William holds the Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) and the Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®) designations.




  Sumant S. Lall, MBA, CFP®
Senior Financial Advisor
slall@mywealthmanagement.com

Sumant is a registered representative of Commonwealth Financial Network (member FINRA/SIPC) since 2002. Sumant earned his undergraduate degree in math from St. Stephens College, his MBA from the Xavier Institute, and his MS in industrial engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He also holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM designation.



  John Yee, MBA, AIF®
Wealth Manager
jyee@mywealthmanagement.com

John has been a registered representative of Commonwealth Financial Network (member FINRA/SIPC) since 2002.Prior to his work in the financial services industry in 1992, John held a number of engineering and management positions for a multinational company.

He holds the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) certification and maintains a number of securities registrations in 15 states. He also holds life, health, and accident insurance licenses.

John’s practice focuses on wealth accumulation, orderly income distribution, and wealth transfer for high-income and high-net-worth families.

He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, and Kent State University with a BS in sciences/engineering and an MBA. An Army veteran, John is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

John and his wife, Susana, live in Beaver, Pennsylvania. They are the parents of three grown children and proud grandparents to three boys.



 Thomas M. Stanton, CLU®, CFP®
Financial Consultant
tstanton@mywealthmanagement.com

Thomas Stanton is a seasoned advisor with more than 40 years in the investment business. He is a graduate of Duquesne University and the University of Pittsburgh. He also holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM and the Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®) designations.



  Melissa S. Maxwell, CFP®, CLTC
Financial Consultant
mmaxwell@mywealthmanagement.com

Melissa (Missy) is an original member of Wealth Management Partners, LLC, since the firm's inception in November 2001. She enjoys assisting WMP clients with all aspects of the financial planning process to help them achieve their goals. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BS in Psychology/Business. Melissa is a registered representative of Commonwealth Financial Network, (member FINRA/SIPC) and holds FINRA Series 6, 7 and 63 securities registrations. She is life, health, and accident insurance-licensed. In addition, Melissa is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional and holds the Certified Long-Term Care Certification (CLTC) designation.



    R. Ashley Webb, MBA, AIF®, CFP®
Wealth Manager
awebb@mywealthmanagement.com

Ashley focuses on what he calls elegantly simple financial planning. He has refined this process through his diverse background as a financial advisor. It includes work experience in the insurance industry as a financial services representative for New England Financial and previous investment research experience at a Pittsburgh-based financial advisory firm. 
   
Ashley holds an MBA from California State University in Bakersfield, California, and a BA from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, is life, accident, health, and disability insurance-licensed, and holds FINRA Series 7, 63, and 66 securities registrations through Commonwealth Financial Network.

Ashley and his wife, Abi, currently reside in the historic Allegheny West community of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.



  Antonio Loffreda-Mancinelli, MBA, AIF®
Financial Consultant
aloffreda@cfnmail.com

Antonio is an investment consultant with Wealth Management Partners, LLC. Prior to establishing a practice with Wealth Management Partners, LLC, Antonio worked as a financial analyst at Ayco, a Goldman Sachs Company, and as a vice president at BNY Mellon.

In addition, Antonio received a BA from Washington & Jefferson College, a master's in public and international affairs majoring in global political economy, a certificate in advanced studies on Asia from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University with concentrations in finance, organizational behavior, and entrepreneurship. He holds the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) certification and maintains FINRA Series 7, 63, and 65 securities registrations, which are held through Commonwealth. As a licensed insurance agent and investment consultant, Antonio enjoys helping clients create a comprehensive financial plan by assisting them with asset management, retirement needs, and estate planning.

He currently lives in Shadyside, Pennsylvania. His hobbies include playing soccer, skiing, and enjoying family time.



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