Theodore M. Pettko


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Ted began his public accounting career in 1993 and joined the firm in 1997.  He brings extensive experience with public and privately owned companies from a diverse group of industries, including natural resources, construction, manufacturing and not-for-profits.

Ted assists clients with financial and reporting matters, as well as nonrecurring assignments such as mergers and acquisitions, forecasting and financing projects. He is responsible for the management and supervision of client service teams, placing an emphasis on proactive planning and remaining responsive to clients on both technical and operational matters. His management style includes a deep-rooted interest and extensive knowledge in the operating concerns of the entities he serves.

Ted regularly attends national conferences for construction, oil and gas and not-for-profit. He is actively engaged in both accounting and industry-specific associations, and is a frequent public speaker. Ted participates in the firm’s Construction, Real Estate and Natural Resources industry groups.


B.A. - Accounting, Minor in Finance; Saint Vincent College

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member:
    • American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants
    • Master Builders Association of Pittsburgh 
    • Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies of Appalachia (COPAS)
    • Surety Association of Pittsburgh 
    • Board Member—Every Child, Inc., Past President
    • Board Member—Sarah Heinz House
  • Committee Member:
    • Marcellus Shale Coalition, Membership
    • Laurel Highlands Council of the Boy Scouts of America
  • Leadership Pittsburgh XXVIII graduate
  • Board of Directors Schneider Downs & Co., Inc.

Do you have a hobby or personal passion?
Exercise, model trains and my family.

What was the best advice you’ve ever received?
You are responsible and accountable for your career.

Who was your role model?
My father. 

People would be surprised to know that I…….
…have more than 9 million views on YouTube with the Anchorage Polar Bear Attack.

When you have an hour of free time, what do you like to do?
I go for a run. 

Do you have advice for young professionals?
Don’t be passive with your career. Take charge, and don’t be afraid to make a mistake.