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.
As Chief Executive Officer, Pete is responsible for managing transaction and business development activities for Schneider Downs Corporate Finance’s middle-market mergers and acquisitions, and the real estate investment banking practice. Since Pete joined in 2006, SDCF has completed more than 50 mergers and acquisitions and capital raising transactions, establishing its growing real estate equity practice and cemented its position as a leading regional middle-market investment banking practice. Over the course of Pete’s 20-year investment banking career, he has advised clients ranging from multinational public companies to individuals seeking to acquire their first business. This work has spanned numerous industries, with particular emphasis on engineered industrial products manufacturing, real estate, energy services, building products, metals, business services, consumer products and food processing.
Prior to joining Schneider Downs, he was a Director in the Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory Group of PNC Capital Markets. Before joining PNC, Pete was a business reporter for two Pittsburgh daily newspapers.
Pete serves on the board for the Jewish Family and Community Services of Pittsburgh. He previously served as a board member and treasurer of Gateway to the Arts and as a board member of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.
B.A. - Political Science, Duke University, M.B.A. - Finance and Strategy, Indiana University School of Business
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