Michael C. Provine, J.D., LL.M
Mr. Provine is a principal, founder, and lead Investment Adviser for Tradition. He works with clients to design and implement investment strategies for their portfolios. Mr. Provine also works with clients to make certain their trust and estate plans are designed to best carry out their wishes as he did for the clients of Brundage, Story and Rose for the nine years prior to his founding Tradition. Mr. Provine utilizes his legal training for reviews of clients' financial, retirement and estate planning arrangements, and prepares recommendations for execution by their legal, accounting, and insurance professionals. Mr. Provine was President of The Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Company of New York. He earned a law degree and an advanced tax degree from Temple University and is a licensed attorney. He is also a graduate of St. Joseph's University. Mr. Provine is a current member of the Board of Governors of the Investment Adviser Association. Headquartered in Washington DC, the IAA provides advocacy, education, and resources to the investment adviser industry throughout the United States. Mike and his wife, Maggie, have three grown sons and enjoy vacationing in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Frani Feit, CFP®
Ms. Feit is an Investment Adviser and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. She is responsible for managing the delivery of investment services to clients along with the selection of investments to be deployed in client accounts. Ms. Feit works with clients to tie both their financial and personal goals together with their investment allocation, time horizon and related tax implications. Prior to joining Tradition she was a Financial Planner at Graf Financial Advisors, a boutique planning and investment management firm. She began her career at Laventhol and Horwath, CPA’s and subsequently was a Pension Consultant with Consulting Actuaries, Inc. working with individual and corporate retirement plans. Ms. Feit graduated from The George Washington University with a Business degree in Accounting. She is a graduate of the Fairleigh Dickinson University Financial Planning Program, where she serves as an Adjunct Professor. After becoming widowed in 2002, Frani founded the DFM Foundation whose mission is benefiting youth activities. She has two grown children and enjoys pilates and snorkeling.
Senior Vice President
Mr. Richardson is an Investment Adviser at Tradition. He works with clients to provide Tradition’s full range of investment and wealth management capabilities. Mr. Richardson has over 3 decades of financial experience including 15 years at JP Morgan Chase where he managed the Family Wealth and Investment Advisor division of the Global Private Bank. He also held Managing Director positions focused on wealth management for high net worth clients at HSBC and BNY Mellon; and was a Regional Sales Manager at Lazard Asset Management. Mr. Richardson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The George Washington University. Bob resides in Upper Montclair, NJ, with his wife and 3 children. He enjoys mountain biking, hiking, tennis, golf, and anything with his family or golden retriever.
Chip Wieczorek, CFP®
Senior Vice President
Mr. Wieczorek is an Investment Adviser at Tradition. He works with clients to design and implement investment strategies for their portfolios. Mr. Wieczorek also works with clients to make certain their trust and estate plans are designed to best carry out their wishes. With almost a decade of experience in the financial services industry, he brings a broad range of experience to Tradition. Prior to joining Tradition, he was a Vice President at Beacon Trust Company for over five years where he was a member of the Officers Trust Committee. Mr. Wieczorek was a financial planning specialist at Smith Barney where he was responsible for business development, planning and trading of client accounts. He is a member of the Northern New Jersey Estate Planning Council and sat on the golf committee for the Children’s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, NJ. Mr. Wieczorek holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a concentration in Accounting from Rutgers University. He also holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification. Mr. Wieczorek resides in Far Hills with his wife and 3 children and enjoys playing hockey and golf.
Michael Ciccone, CFP®
Associate Vice President
Mr. Ciccone is an Investment Adviser and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner at Tradition where he develops and implements comprehensive financial plans to align a client’s spending, savings, investment allocations, and other elements to support their financial goals. He is also involved in investment selection, portfolio modeling and customization, and rebalancing – as well as sourcing and implementing new technology to improve our service offerings. Mr. Ciccone completed the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ program at William Paterson University, where he graduated summa cum laude with a Bacheor of Science in Business Administration and as the top student in the program for the year. While in college, he co-founded the first official Student Chapter of the Financial Planning Association and served as its inaugural Vice President. Mr. Ciccone resides in Somerset County and outside of work he enjoys unwinding with a good book, traveling with his wife, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Ben Zager, CPA
Mr. Zager is the Controller and Manager of Human Resources at Tradition. Prior to Tradition, Mr. Zager was President and CEO of Ansam Metals, a merchant and processor of non-ferrous metals. Before his 27 years in the metals business, he was a practicing CPA for the firm of KatzAbosch in Baltimore, MD. He continues holds his CPA license in the State of Maryland. In addition, Mr. Zager is enrolled in the Fairleigh Dickinson University Financial Planning Program and expects to complete it during the spring of 2019. He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from The George Washington University. Mr. Zager currently lives in Red Bank, NJ, and can be found most summer weekends on his boat water skiing and/or fishing on either of the Two Rivers or in Sandy Hook Bay.
Mr. Welch is head trader and oversees the firm’s trading function. He joined Tradition in 2010 as a portfolio administrator in operations with responsibilities for the portfolio management system reconciliation and reporting. Prior to joining the firm, he was a Financial Planner at AXA Equitable assisting individuals with wealth management strategies, annuities, long-term care policies and life insurance where he utilized his series 7, series 66 and health and life insurance licenses. Mr. Welch graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics.
Mrs. Corazza is an Associate Planner at Tradition. She helps senior advisers create retirement plans for clients and additionally provides exceptional client service. Mrs. Corazza began her career at UBS as an institutional equity sales person and later took on a trust advisor role at Beacon Trust. She has been meeting both institutional and private client needs for over 15 years. Mrs. Corazza graduated Cum Laude from Bucknell University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Mrs. Corazza resides in Convent Station with her husband and two little girls and enjoys spending time with family, CrossFit, and cooking.