Meet the Team

Michael C. Curtis, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®

Michael C. Curtis, President of MCC Financial Services, Inc., has been in the financial services industry since 1980. Mike is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, Chartered Financial Consultant®, and Chartered Life Underwriter®. He is also the branch manager of his firm and has the following securities licenses: Series 7, 24, and 63.

Mike volunteers on the General Society Board of the United Helpers, Ogdensburg New York. Other areas of this organization in which he is involved include the Pension Investment Committee and Finance Committee. Mike is a national member of the Financial Planning Association®, as well as a member of the local chapter.

Mike resides in North Syracuse, NY, and has been living in Central New York since 1975. He graduated from Liverpool High School in 1976, which was followed by his attendance at St. Bonaventure University as well as Empire State College. Mike is married and has a daughter. Besides his business activities, Mike stays active through family, travel, and golf.

Tricia A. McGibbon,  CFA

Financial Planning Assistant

Tricia is a financial planning assistant at MCC Financial Services. She started her career in the financial services industry in 2008. Before she joined our team in 2014, Tricia was the Junior Equity Trader at a local brokerage firm. She is a CFA® charterholder, as well as, Series 6 and Series 7 licensed.

Tricia’s main responsibilities include trading, as well as assisting Michael Curtis in building financial analysis reports for clients.

Tricia is originally from Rome, NY and moved to Syracuse in 2011. She graduated from Canisius College in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing. While at Canisius, Tricia was a member of the Division I women’s soccer team and was co-captain of the team during her senior season.

Joseph Nestler
Licensed Office Manager

Joe began his career in the financial services industry in 2009.  Prior to joining MCC Financial Services in April of 2015, he worked at a local broker dealer as a New Business Processor.  Joe earned a bachelor's of Science degree in Business Administration from SUNY Oswego.  He is also Series 7 licensed and a Notary Public.

Joe has many roles such as assisting in the day to day office operations as well as directly assisting Michael Curtis.  He is responsible for the organization and management of workflow such as new account processing and account transfers, as well as providing excellent customer service to all our clients. Joe is usually the first point of contact when you visit or call our office.

Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 daughters.  Joe grew up in Phoenix, NY.  He and his family currently reside in Chittenango, NY.

Ellen M. Hahn

Ellen has been working at MCC Financial Services since June 2000. As the Scheduler, her responsibilities are to book all client appointments for Mike. Ellen formerly assisted MCC in office operations and customer service. She moved to part-time April 1, 2019.

Ellen has an Associate’s Degree from SUNY Cobleskill in Business Administration. Prior to joining MCC, she worked for 20+ years in the insurance industry.

Outside of work Ellen has volunteered with many organizations within the Syracuse area. She and her husband, Tom, were both born and raised in CNY.

Paula Kam

Paula began her career in the financial services/insurance industry in 1996. Prior to joining MCC Financial Services in September 2020, she worked at a local broker-dealer as a Senior Life Insurance Processor. She has also worked for various insurance companies as a life insurance underwriter.  Paula earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at SUNY Buffalo. She also earned her Master of Business Administration degree at LeMoyne College.

Paula’s main responsibility as a Paraplanner is assisting Michael directly which includes running reports and financial planning review recaps.   

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and children (2 daughters, 1 son). She grew up in Bronx, NY.  She moved to Syracuse in 1996.  She currently resides in Camillus, NY with her family.