Melanie Colusci has devoted over 20 years to helping individuals, families, and business owners create a sound financial future.
With a passion for providing a first-class, personalized experience through casual and comfortable interaction, Melanie takes a strategic holistic approach to helping clients throughout the Pittsburgh area and beyond to organize their finances and identify possible gaps in their financial plans. She utilizes key strategies to help reduce or eliminate risk and helps create a solid foundation and roadmap to reach their financial goals.
Her mission is to build lasting client relationships and to empower and guide each client toward making informed decisions that align with their personal financial vision. Working collaboratively with CPAs and other key advisors, Melanie creates truly customized financial plans for her clients while helping them understand the strategies, concepts, and products that make the most sense for their unique situations and goals.
Melanie is a native of Montana, where she worked as a financial services professional for several years, and in 2003 she earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™* designation. She moved to Pittsburgh in 2008, and in 2016 she earned the Accredited Estate Planner™ designation and founded Bridger Financial Group.
Melanie is a multi-year Five Star Wealth Manager** award winner and has been featured in both The Wall Street Journal and Forbes Wealth Managers Black Book magazine.
Melanie and her husband are raising three sons (and four cats). The Colusci family continues to maintain their Montana-inspired love of nature in Pittsburgh, and spend time camping, swimming, and playing outdoors as often as possible.
CA insurance license number is G29689
*Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements. **The Five Star Wealth Manager Award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria:1) Credentialed as an investment advisory representative (IAR) or a registered investment advisor; 2) Actively employed as a credentialed professional in the financial services industry for a minimum of five years; 3) Favorable regulatory and complaint history review; 4) Fulfilled their firm review based on internal firm standards; 5) Accepting new clients; 6) One-year client retention rate; 7) Five-year client retention rate; 8) Non-institutionalized discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9) Number of client households served; 10) Educational and professional designations. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or awarded. Once awarded, wealth managers may opt to purchase additional profile ad space or related award promotional products. The award methodology does not evaluate the quality of services provided. The award is not indicative of the award winner’s future performance. 1726 Pittsburgh wealth managers were considered for the award; 453(approximately 27 percent of the award candidates) were named Five Star Wealth Managers. To qualify as having a favorable regulatory and complaint history for this award, the person cannot have (1) been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a license being suspended or revoked, or payment of a fine, (2) had more than a total of three customer complaints filed against them (settled or pending) with any regulatory authority or Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process, (3) individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint filed with a regulatory authority, (4) filed for bankruptcy, or (5) been convicted of a felony.