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 SDWMA in 2017. In 2018, she was asked to become a Shareholder of Schneider Downs & Co., Inc. At the end of 2023, she decided to transfer the role of CEO to our Managing Partner, Derek Eichelberger so that she could focus on clients and mentoring her team of advisors.

As a Senior Wealth Advisor, Nancy is actively involved in her client relationships, investment strategies and is a voting member of the firm’s Investment Committee.  Nancy also oversees the development and training of the advisory team for the Personal Financial Services team. Additionally, she is the Chief Compliance Officer for SDWMA. 

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.

Professional Licenses & Designations

Certified Public Accountant



B.S. in International Affairs, United States Air Force Academy

M.B.A. in Accounting, Wright State University

M.S. in Finance, College for Financial Planning

Memberships and Associations

Member, Financial Planning Association (FPA)

Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Member, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PIPCA)

Member of Board of Directors, YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh

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