Executive Vice President
Christi oversees the financial advisors and marketing department to deliver consistencies in the Fragasso client experience across the firm. Christi manages this function from the initial contact to financial data discovery and creation of the financial analysis to investment management and ongoing reviews. She directs the firm’s commitment to guiding clients toward financial security and success. Christi began her career at Fragasso in 1996 as a financial advisor, and she spent close to twenty years in that role. Christi is a member of the Executive team and serves as a member of the Fragasso Investment committee.1
Christi attended the University of Pittsburgh where she earned her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in social work. Prior to joining Fragasso Financial Advisors, Christi utilized her degrees to counsel teens and their families at an inpatient psychiatric unit. Her passion has always been to help people any way she can. She decided to change her career path when insurance companies and managed care inhibited her from having enough time to help her patients while in the hospital. As a financial advisor, Christi loved working with clients and guiding them towards their financial goals. Her educational background aided in her ability to identify individual personality traits and emotions which often influence financial decisions and can impact clients’ short and long goals. This psychological process is embedded in our uncompromising commitment to provide a unique, quality experience for each client.
Christi is passionate about animals and animal rescue causes. She serves as the vice president of the board for Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh, one of the largest animal welfare organizations in Pennsylvania. She is also the chair of Humane Animal Rescue’s investment committee and a member of the development committee.
Christi was born and raised in the Bethel Park area, and she still resides there with her husband Brian and their son, Connor. She has two rescued pit bulls, Violet and Winston, that she adores. Christi enjoys staying active by spinning and running. Christi also loves to vacation in Rehoboth Beach each year.
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
Certified Private Wealth Advisor®
1) The Fragasso Investment Committee is comprised of the portfolio management team and several financial advisors, meets quarterly to discuss market trends, current investment outlook, portfolio construction, implementation and issues on clients’ minds.