Nancy L. Skeans CPA, CFP®, MBA

Nancy has more than 30 years of experience providing financial consulting, investment management and tax planning services to corporate executives, high-net-worth individuals, foundations and pension plans. She joined Schneider Downs Wealth Management Advisors (SDWMA) in 2003 and became a partner in 2009. Nancy served as the Managing Director of the Personal Financial Services practice until she was named CEO of the SDWMA in 2017. In 2018, she was asked to become a Shareholder of Schneider Downs & Co., Inc.

As the CEO of SDWMA, she oversees the strategic and day-to-day operations of the wealth management firm. Additionally, Nancy is actively involved in her client relationships, investment strategies and is a voting member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Prior to joining SDWMA, Nancy spent many years as an Investment and Tax Advisor to high-net worth individuals in a private firm in the Pittsburgh area. She began her career in finance and accounting at Deloitte & Touche after separating from the United States Air Force at the rank of Captain.


M.B.A. - Accounting, Wright State University
M.S. - Finance, College for Financial Planning
B.A. - International Affairs, United States Air Force Academy

Professional and Community Involvement

Member—American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants

Member—The Financial Planning Association

Member—Board of Directors, YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh

Investment Committee Chairman—YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh


Do you have a hobby/personal passion?
My personal passion is to always continue to learn new things.

What was the best advice you've ever received?
Never be afraid to speak up.

Who is your role model?
My Mother.

What was your childhood dream?
My dream was always to have a career. While the dream changed from doctor to lawyer to Air Force Officer, I always knew I wanted to be financially self-sufficient.

If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your college self?
You should have purchased acres and acres of land near Colorado Springs (when it was still available).

People would be surprised to know that I...
I have a black belt in Tai-Kwan-Do. 

What is the best or most interesting thing about your career?
I love helping people become more secure in their financial decisions and long-term plans.

What was your first job?
Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Do you have a "motto"?
Be Positive

When you have an hour of free time, what do you like to do?
Take a walk while listening to a great book.

Do you have advice for young professionals?
If you want to become the best in your field, challenge yourself to be better at your job every day.

Nancy L. Skeans CPA, CFP®, MBA

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Shareholder Mary Richter has more than 20 years of public accounting experience since joining Schneider Downs in 2002. She has expertise with domestic and international tax planning, state tax nexus, tax credits, accounting for income taxes, and specific transaction planning and implementation.

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