Meet The Team
The team behind Ethos Capital Advisors, LLC is made up of qualified financial professionals who are passionate about helping individuals and families achieve their ideal retirements.
Steven J. Toto, CFP® Chief Executive Officer / Managing Partner
Steven has been assisting individuals with their financial planning needs for over thirty years. Steven is focused on helping clients work toward their retirement dreams through a well-thought-out financial strategy for retirement. He got his start in the financial services industry in 1987 and started his own financial services firm in 2002. He treats his clients and prospective clients like family and truly enjoys helping people feel confident about their financial future.
Steven is a member of The Society for Financial Awareness, a national non-profit organization that promotes public education. Through this association, Steven has held informative talks at local libraries and community colleges educating individuals on “Taxes in Retirement”, “Social Security” and “Smart Couples Finish Rich”.
In addition to holding the Certified Financial Planner CFP® designation, Steven has been approved by the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey as a sponsor of continuing education programs for Certified Public Accountants (CPA). He has also been approved by the Internal Revenue Service as an approved sponsor of continuing education programs for Enrolled Agents (EA). Steven is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council, the oldest and largest estate planning council in the United States.
Steven lives in Newtown, Pennsylvania, with Nina, his wife of more than 25 years. They have two college-age children. In his free time, Steve enjoys traveling with his family, playing golf and bike riding.
Nina Toto, J.d. Partner & Director of Operations
With a law degree and a background as a practicing attorney with a large international law firm in Philadelphia, Nina brings a thorough eye for detail and a commitment to excellence for our clients. In addition to overseeing the daily activities of our operating team, she performs an active role in creating and maintaining the systems and processes that allow the team to provide outstanding service to our clients. Nina, and her husband Steve of over 25 years, are together dedicated to ensuring the success of our clients in a friendly and welcoming environment.
Nina holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Juris Doctor degree. She lives in Newtown, Pennsylvania with her husband and two children. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and interior decorating, as well as spending time with her active Australian Shepherd.
Michael ReapSenior Financial Professional
Michael began his practice in the Financial Services Industry in 1987 helping individuals and small business owners protect their assets through comprehensive financial, retirement, and estate planning. In 2002 his office moved to Newtown where he began holding informational seminars to both pre and post retirees offering strategies and solutions for a comfortable retirement.
During his tenure with John Hancock, Mike became a member of AMTC (Agency Management Training Council) where he helped advisors entering the financial services industry understand the importance of implementing high standards of professional and ethical behavior, while upholding and promoting the interests of the industry as a whole for the benefit of society and the environment.
Mike was born in Chevy Chase, Maryland and currently resides in West Trenton, NJ with his wife. They have two children and two grandchildren.
Sarah LeichterFinancial Professional Assistant
Sarah plays a supporting role in assisting Ethos Capital Advisors’ financial professionals with all administrative tasks, as well as operational and compliance functions.
Sarah began her career in the financial services industry as a head teller at a rapidly growing credit union. Now, with more than 10 years of experience in customer service, Sarah strives to provide excellent service to all Ethos Capital Advisors’ clients. She brings strong attention to detail and has become a valuable member of our team.
Sarah moved to Bucks County from Carmel, New York, where she lived for 28 years. She holds a degree in culinary arts and management and her real estate license. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, attending Phillies games and exploring her community.
Kacie RyanDirector of Client Relations & New Business
Kacie has worked in the financial industry for over ten years. She holds Series 6 and Series 63 FINRA Licenses and a Pennsylvania Life, Health and Accident Insurance License. Her past roles have focussed on business development by establishing meaningful and informed client relationships.
Kacie’s financial acumen and extensive client relationship experience make her a strong member of Ethos Capital Advisors. She maintains enthusiasm for broadening her knowledge through further education in business and finance.
A native of Bucks County, PA, Kacie enjoys the company of her extended family and two rescue pups. In addition to reading and further education, she has discovered a talent working with her hands and undertaking home renovations.
We are located in downtown Newtown on State Street in the iconic "Bird-in-Hand", an over 300-year-old colonial home that is the oldest framed building in Pennsylvania still standing. Erected in 1686, the building served as a house initially and was then converted into a local tavern. During the Revolutionary War, the tavern was used to make uniforms for the American troops at Valley Forge. On February 19th, 1778, 40 British sympathizers raided the building. The fighting left some American soldiers dead and others captured, distinguishing it as the only location in Newtown that encountered fighting in the Revolutionary War. After the war, the building reverted back to a tavern before it was repurposed into the first Newtown Post Office in 1800, and then eventually the Library Company in 1818. Over the course of the coming years the building remained despite changing owners and now it is home to our offices! To read more about the history of our new office building, click here
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