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

May 10, 2023

Miles Dieffenbach talks fighting cancer, playing football, and PB&J's

This episode we talk to former football player Miles Dieffenbach! From fighting cancer to breaking into the investment industry, he leaves no stone unturned. Miles talks about why he had to eat quadruple-decker peanut butter…
Feb. 24, 2023

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

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.…
Oct. 25, 2022

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

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…
June 8, 2022

Don Casturo talks commodities, living in London, and

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…
May 2, 2022

Jim Herrington talks CFA presidency, trolleys, and investment consulting

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…
March 7, 2022

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

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…