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.
Steve has been serving clients with Schneider Downs since 2003 and has nearly 20 years of experience in all areas of tax advisory services including tax planning,
research and compliance, accounting, acquiring, selling, operational and financial reporting matters for closely held businesses.
Steve provides services to the firm’s clients that include the coordination and review of corporate, partnership and individual tax returns, including development and communication of tax strategies to management.
Steve serves clients in a number of diversified industries, including automobile, construction, real estate, and manufacturing.
B.S.- Accounting, Pennsylvania State University with a minor in Economics, M.S. - Taxation, University of Denver
Chair—Pittsburgh Automotive Services Group
Member—American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants
Member—Schneider Downs Auto Dealer Advisors
Member—Schneider Downs Cost Segregation Study Strategy Team
Do you have a hobby/personal passion?
My passion is my family, work/life balance is important. Following college sport and recruiting.
What was the best advice you’ve ever received?
Treat people the way you want to be treated
Who is your role model?
Parents – both being cancer survivors, their outlook on life are the most positive I have seen.
What was your childhood dream?
To be a NBA basketball player and a doctor on the offseason
If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your college self?
Time management is one of the most important things to learn that will help you into the future
People would be surprised to know that I…
I am from DuBois and I do not hunt
What is the best or most interesting thing about your career?
The fact that clients and co-workers become friends
What was your first job?
Cutting lawns/shoveling snow/raking leaves for all of the older ladies in my neighborhood
Do you have a “motto”? (spoken or unspoken)
A rich man has nothing to do with money
When you have an hour of free time, what do you like to do?
Play with my two sons
Do you have advice for young professionals?
Be a team player, work hard and have the right attitude
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