137. Molly Burba of Riskbridge Advisors – what it means to be a Captain – on and off the Field

Molly Burba is Managing Director in Investment Research at RiskBridge Advisors, an OCIO firm serving institutional and individual investors.  She previously held a series of investment research and allocation roles.  She has a passion for wellness and spent a period working as a wellness consultant in a firm she established, and was captain of the Women’s Soccer Team while at Vanderbilt University.

Our conversation starts with Molly’s first passion – for sports.  From backyard soccer skills to competitive play and captaining a university level team, we learn what drives her in sports, and some of the life lessons it taught her.  These lessons included learning to put a team’s interests first when her own play time might be compromised, and coping and resetting after peaking early.

We move then to her career in finance and how the Outsourced Chief Investment Officer firm she is currently in offers a perfect blend of self-directed research, client service and decision making. We speak also about the challenges and rewards of blending work and family and the management style that is most accommodative.

Series 2 of the 2022 Fiftyfaces Podcast is brought to you with the kind support of the William Blair Active Share Podcast.