Shareholder Dan Desko is responsible for managing and leading a team of IT security professionals with diverse experiences, from former NSA cyber-operators, to data forensic pros and network hacking gurus.
John joined Schneider Downs in 2005 after spending 18 years with a national accounting firm, including the last six years as an audit partner. John has significant experience serving publicly traded and privately held middle-market companies in the manufacturing, distribution, construction, higher education and services industries.
B.S. - Accounting, Penn State University
Member—American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants
Member—United Way of Allegheny County Young Leaders Group
Member—Advisory Board, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh
Member—Schneider Downs Accounting Technical Advisory Committee (emphasis on continuing professional education)
Do you have a hobby or personal passion?
I enjoy my family and playing golf. At work, I love building great teams.
What was your childhood dream?
To become a Major League Baseball player
If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your college self?
Build and grow relationships – you’ll spend the rest of your life expanding and building upon them.
What was your first job?
I was a paperboy.
Do you have a “motto?”
Do you have advice for young professionals?
Don’t be afraid to figure out what you like and what you are good at. Hopefully at some point in your life, you’ll find a few things that appear on both lists.
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