J. André Weisbrod, ChFC
Mutual Fund Manager, Investment Advisor, Financial Planner, Author, Lecturer
J. André Weisbrod is President of  Weisbrod Financial Services, Inc. and STAAR Financial Advisors, Inc. a Registered Investment Advisor and advisor to the STAAR Investment Trust family of mutual funds.    He is a Pittsburgh-based financial advisor providing individuals, businesses and organizations with comprehensive financial planning services.    He has been in the financial services business since 1981.
 
An accomplished speaker and writer, Mr. Weisbrod is the author of The Creative Personal Finance Workbook (PP&C, 1984, 1986), Becoming One Financially (Journey Books, 1989), The STAAR SYSTEM Investment Management Manual (1991) and How to Invest Wisely (1994).    He has had articles published in a variety of newspapers, magazines and newsletters, has been interviewed by publications such as the Wall Street Journal and Mutual Funds Magazine, quoted by commentators such as Paul Harvey and has been listed in Who's Who in Finance and Industry and other Who's Who publications. He has also appeared on numerous radio and TV shows.
 
Actively involved in church and community affairs, Mr. Weisbrod is committed to the well being of individuals, families and businesses.    He served on the Vestry of St. Stephen's Church, Sewickley, PA, and was also chairman of the Endowment Committee from 1990-1997.    He has also been a member of the Young Life North Hills Adult Support.    He has been a speaker before business, church and civic groups.
 
Combining backgrounds in non-profit service, business management and financial services, Mr. Weisbrod is uniquely qualified to advise people and organizations regarding financial matters.    After receiving his bachelor's degree from Ohio University, he attended seminary and spent six years in non-profit ministry, directing work with teenagers and their families.    He then took executive positions with Sea Breeze Laboratories and Clairol in marketing and product management.    His grandfather was a co-founder of Sea Breeze Laboratories, more recently a subsidiary of Bristol Myers Squibb.
 
Avocations include competitive masters swimming, scuba diving, painting and photography, acting and music.    He was a 2000 National YMCA Swimming Champion and finished eighth in the 2000 Masters World Championships in Munich, Germany and seventh in the 2004 Masters World Championships in Riccione, Italy.    He also finished 3rd in the Alcatraz Sharkfest Swim in July of 2005.
 
Business Address: 604 McKnight Park Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Business Phone: 412-367-9076
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