Bridge to the Burgh

Bridge to the Burgh

Presented by CFA Society Pittsburgh, this is a show about Pittsburgh and finance. Each episode, we meet an accomplished Pittsburgher living and working in the Burgh. Whether born here or transplanted here, each guest will share stories about their connection to Pittsburgh. You’ll hear their successes and failures to get where they are today and where they’re going tomorrow. Hosted by Bradley Jones, CFA charterholder, board member of CFA Society Pittsburgh, and Pittsburgh resident. You won’t want to miss this unique chance to get to know the locals. A CFA charter not required!

Recent Episodes

Pat Strollo, CFA, talks college football, MBA vs. CFA, and cooking

Feb. 24, 2023

In this episode, we talk to Pat Strollo, III, CFA, the newest board member to join CFA Pittsburgh. Pat is a lover of skiing, cooking, and college football. We discuss the pros and cons of getting an MBA versus getting a CFA.…

Shana Bielich talks empathy, unconventional career paths, and rescue cats

Oct. 25, 2022

Season 3 of Bridge to the Burgh features Shana Bielich, CFP, vice president at Coghill Investment Strategies. As like many of our past guests, her road to her current position wasn’t so straight-forward. We talk about her cu…

Don Casturo talks commodities, living in London, and

June 8, 2022

In this episode, we interview Don Casturo, Chief Investment Officer at Quantix Commodities. While he’s done London AND New York City living, he has roots here in the steel city. We spend some time during this episode talking…

Jim Herrington talks CFA presidency, trolleys, and investment consulting

May 2, 2022

In this month’s episode, we talk to Jim Herrington, who has been a CFA Pittsburgh local celebrity. We find out why he values the CAIA designation so much and how he applies it to his job nearly every day. What path led him b…

Christopher Amar talks making Pittsburgh home, Wall Street life, and being a community champion

March 7, 2022

In this episode we interview Chris Amar, Vice President at AB Bernstein. While he's lived in a few different cities, he says Pittsburgh feels right at home. Transplanting here a few years ago, he also found his perfect job a…

Special! CFA New York Presents:  Crypto Accounting, and What Every Analyst Should Know

Jan. 31, 2022

In this episode, we are reposting an episode from CFA New York Compound Insights podcast. You can learn more about CFA New York and their podcast here: We'll be back next month with another original episode of Bridge to th…