As our readers know, we are excited about Harrisburg’s Roof Advisory Group, a division of Fort Pitt Capital Group, joining our firm. With the addition of the firm comes new faces, who we will be introducing throughout our Employee Spotlight series. First was Jeff Roof and now we’d like to welcome Brad Newman! We chatted with Brad about what he loves about his job, his family and his travels.
What is your job at Roof Advisory Group, a division of Fort Pitt Capital Group?
I am a lead investment advisor, so I work with clients every day to help them with a variety of issues like retirement planning, portfolio design and construction or really anything that could touch their lives financially. I really enjoy the direct impact I have on people’s lives by coming up with solutions for them. Everyone’s situation is unique, which means no two days are ever alike at work.
What do you like to do outside of work?
Both my son and daughter play lacrosse so I spend a lot of time on the sidelines of lacrosse fields. I’ve been cheering them on for years since they both started playing when they were in third grade and now they are a senior in high school and a freshman in college, respectively. When I’m not doing that my wife and I enjoy hiking and traveling. My wife and I met in college and we’ve had a lot of great travel adventures together.
Where is your favorite place you’ve traveled to?
My family and I go to Kennebunkport, Maine every summer but we also try to travel to places we’ve never been to before, so I would say most recently my favorite place was Key West. I loved how laid back and non-structured the trip was. My wife and I flew into Miami and drove to Key West, but instead of going straight there we made a day of it stopping along the way to see the sights and take pictures.
What is something most people don’t know about you?
I once spent three months backpacking across Europe, spending the night in hostels and sometimes even train stations. A friend of mine and I took this trip after college and it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done. We made it to about 10 countries in three months and really took advantage of the fact that we didn’t know when the next time would be that we’d have a three month window to do anything we wanted.