Joseph A. Scarpo

Financial Advisor

Education & Other Highlights

Joseph A. Scarpo is a wealth management financial advisor based in Pittsburgh, PA.

CAPTRUST welcomed Joe in 2021—he provides customized, comprehensive financial solutions to high-net-worth individuals, small business owners, and institutional clients. Joe has over 30 years of financial advisory and business experience. With this in-depth industry knowledge, he can quickly spot issues and design comprehensive solutions.  He assembled an exceptional team which places client needs above all else.

Joe joined our team from PWA Wealth Management—an independent wealth management firm he founded in 2003. There he served as chief executive officer, navigating the firm and its clients through difficult financial decisions in an easy to understand, straightforward manner.

Before founding PWA Wealth Management, Joe was a partner with Bill Few Associates. He managed the Personal Financial Planning group within the trust and investment department of Mellon Bank, providing Mellon’s wealthiest clients extensive tax and estate planning expertise. Joe began his career with Arthur Andersen and Company, helping to develop Andersen’s family wealth management practice in Pittsburgh. He is a former Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Accredited Personal Financial Specialist (PFS™). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Saint Vincent College.

Outside of work, Joe enjoys holding his three grandsons, spending time with family and friends, working in his vegetable garden, drumming, and chasing a golf ball around the course.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Saint Vincent College

Industry Involvement

  • Guest, CNBC Power Lunch


  • Member, Advisory Council for the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics, and Government at St. Vincent College
  • Member, Board of Trustees Pittsburgh Italian Scholarship Fund
  • Treasurer and Investment Committee Chair, Board of Trustees Latrobe Hospital Charitable Foundation
  • Former Member, Diocese of Greensburg, Catholic Foundation Investment Committee
  • Former Chairman, Investment Subcommittee, Point Park University

Awards & Recognition

  • Saint Vincent Alumnus of Distinction, 2001 Recipient


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