A principal of CooksonPeirce, Dan serves as the firm’s chief executive officer.
Dan joined the firm in 2002 after a 10-year career in the investment advisory business. He worked in various positions with Ameriprise, Fragasso Financial Advisors and as the director of wealth planning at PNC prior to CooksonPeirce. He is responsible for key client relationships and CooksonPeirce’s strategic planning, including the overall marketing effort.
Dan received a B.S. in business with a concentration in finance from Boston University, which he attended on a full Navy ROTC scholarship. After graduating, Dan served as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps. During his four years of active duty, he served in combat and was decorated during Operation Desert Storm. He received an honorable discharge in 1992 with the rank of captain.
He continued his education with courses from The American College, where he earned the Chartered Financial Consultant designation.
Dan and his wife, Barb, spend a portion of the year in Naples, Florida and take regular trips back home to Pittsburgh throughout the year. When not spending time with his family or at work, Dan’s interests are traveling, riding his bicycle or Harley-Davidson, and going to concerts or art events. He serves on the board of St. Barnabas Health System and co-chairs the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation’s annual Steel City Awards Dinner.