Sixty Years In The Making
Nearly a century ago, a family man came to America - working from sunrise until deep into the night to afford his family a better life. His son, Alfred (Fred) Matarazzo grew up watching the close friendship that developed between his father and his trusted accountant.
Fred Matarazzo, after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, became a Certified Public Accountant in 1960. As his practice grew, more and more clients began asking for financial advice. Fred decided to expand the firm to give them this guidance - the same way trusted financial professionals had helped his father a generation earlier.
In 1990, Alfred (Al) Matarazzo, Jr. joined his father, creating a financial services firm with a team-focused concept. Al was instrumental in developing corporate benefits plans for small businesses interested in retirement planning. From a simple accounting practice, the Matarazzos have created a singular resource for financial services, based on old-world values. Fast forward a few years, in 2017 Zach Matarazzo joined the family business after graduating from Bucknell University with a degree in financial management. Two years later Maddie, Fred's youngest grandkid, graduated from James Madison University with a degree in technical communication and also joined the firm. Though Fred Matarazzo passed away in 2012, there is no question that "Granddad" would be ecstatic to see his business enter the third generation.
Selecting the right financial partner is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. If you're a business owner, it's likely that you require a wealth management firm with a vast array of financial knowledge - both about your business and your personal assets. We are that firm. The independent advisors at Main Line Retirement Advisors realize that a financial partnership is about more than money.
Main Line Retirement Advisors believes that we offer the best blend of homegrown values and the twenty-first-century sophistication. Our long and unique history has prepared us to offer you a complete gift of guidance.
Fred Matarazzo sits at his desk - check out that wood!
A young Al Matarazzo Jr. washes the parking lot of the family business.
The original Matarazzo Goldis office in Narberth, PA. The Matarazzo family Dunkin' Donuts was on the first floor.
A nerdy Al Matarazzo Jr. is ready for his first day on the job.
Fred and Al pose on a Fall day for a marketing piece.
Fred and Al harnessing the power of the late 90's internet.
Fred and Al posing in the office of the Pottstown administrative office - an early 1900's art-deco building renovated in 2006.
Three generations of Matarazzo men pose for a picture, shortly before Fred's passing in 2012.
The MLRA Team
Al Matarazzo, Jr. CMFC®
As the president of Main Line Retirement Advisors (MLRA), Al Matarazzo Jr. began his career in financial services at the tender age of 10. Under the watchful eye and tutelage of his father Fred Matarazzo, Al began what would become his life-long career in the finance world. With experience under his belt, Al furthered his education by attending Albright College. He graduated with a dual degree in finance and economics, and immediately put that education to use by helping build his father's firm to become a significant player in the Delaware Valley.
Al's free time is spent with his wife Mindy and his two children, Zach and Maddie. When he can, he devotes some weekends exercising his passion, and you will find him on the fly along a mountain creek or in the back bays of New Jersey baiting a hook or casting a line.
Zach Matarazzo, AIF®
Zach Matarazzo, AIF®
A third generation "Matarazzo Money Manager," Zach joined the firm after graduating from Bucknell University with a degree in financial management. One of Zach's most formative course at Bucknell was SMIF, the Student Management Investment Fund, which actively managed $1.6 million of the school's endowment.
Zach recently received the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® designation. AIF® designees are trained to uphold the highest level of fiduciary care when managing client funds Zach is excited to bring the insights gleaned from his coursework into business at MLRA.
Maddie joined the firm after graduating from James Madison University with a degree in technical communication. She is always looking for new ways to use her expertise in writing and communication to ensure our clients are continuously engaged and satisfied with the work we are doing.
Maddie grew up learning about finance from her grandfather, dad and even brother, but she is excited to continue learning about wealth management as she works with us.