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About Us

We love to help people, businesses and organizations create, manage and preserve their wealth!

STAAR Financial Advisors, Inc. is a Pittsburgh based Registered Investment Adviser that helps you create a vision for your future and manage your wealth with a purpose. To that end we offer for Individuals, Families, Businesses and Organizations: 

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STAAR Financial Advisors, Inc. was founded in 1993 by J. AndrĂ© Weisbrod.  Mr. Weisbrod had started his career in financial services in 1981, entering through the insurance side of the industry and becoming securities licensed to be a registered representative a couple years later.  In the late 1980's he became a registered investment advisor concentrating on financial planning and investment portfolio design.  The STAAR Investment Trust family of funds was founded in 1996.  The firm weathered the financial crisis with minimal client attrition and successfully navigated through the downturn by softening portfolio losses and maintaining a more conservative approach than many firms.

People and Partners: 

STAAR Financial has an experienced in-house staff and an impressive group of trustees, board members, consultants and strategic partners.

Senior staff includes Mr. Weisbrod (President, CEO and CIO, with SFA since 1993), Kevin Kilgus (Dir. of Operations, since 1996) and Jill Deascenti (Office Mgr. and Dir. of Client Data/Reporting, since 2005), Keith Moorhouse (Investment Analyst, since 2011), Anton Phillip (Investment Team Member and Consultant) and Jerry Boyette (Institutional Marketing, since 2012)

Strategic Partners include Mutual Shareholder Services LLC (fund accounting and shareholders services), Millennium Marketing (public relations) and Weisbrod Imaging (Web site design and consulting).

J. AndrĂ© Weisbrod has been named a 5-star Wealth Manager in Pittsburgh Magazine, is among the longest tenured fund managers with over 16 years managing the same funds and his STAAR AltCat and STAAR International Funds have received 4 or 5 star rankings from Morningstar in 8 of the past 10 years.  He is an author and speaker and has been interviewed, quoted or had articles published in a variety of media including Investors Business Daily,, The Wall Street Journal, Business News Network, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, USA Today,  KDKA TV and Reuters TV.