Mark S. DiNuzzo
Mark S. DiNuzzo is the Executive Vice President, Principal, and Risk Management Team Leader of DiNuzzo Private Wealth, Inc., d/b/a DiNuzzo Wealth Management which has operated as an SEC Registered Investment Advisor since 1989 and currently manages $872 million in assets under management as of September 30, 2023. Mark joined the firm in 1997 to lead the expansion of the firms: Client Services Department, Risk Management/Insurance Planning and Financial Planning Department.
Mark has been awarded the prestigious multi-year designation as a FIVE STAR Wealth Manager. The award is given to wealth managers in Pittsburgh and across the U.S. who satisfy key client criteria and score the highest in overall client satisfaction.
Mark earned the prestigious CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional CFP® designation granted by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. in 2004. The CFP® certification is a voluntary certification. No federal or state law or regulation requires financial planners to hold CFP® certification. CFP® professionals have met CFP Board’s high standards for education, examination, experience, and ethics. You may find out more information about the CFP® certification at www.cfp.net.
Mark earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Robert Morris University in Pennsylvania.
Mark has held the designation of Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) since May 1, 2013. The AIF® Designation certifies that the recipient has demonstrated specialized knowledge of fiduciary standards of care and their application to the investment management process. To receive the AIF® Designation, the individual must meet prerequisite criteria based on a combination of education, relevant industry experience, and/or ongoing professional development, complete a training program, successfully pass a comprehensive, closed‐book final examination under the supervision of a proctor and agree to abide by the Code of Ethics and Conduct Standards. In order to maintain the AIF® Designation, the individual must annually attest to the Code of Ethics and Conduct Standards and accrue and report a minimum of six hours of continuing education. The Designation is administered by the Center for Fiduciary Studies, the certification division of Fi360 that is responsible for ongoing management of the program.
Fi360 is accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board for the AIF® Designation, making it one of few independently accredited designations recognized by FINRA.
Since November 1, 2014, Mark Samuel DiNuzzo has held the designation of Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®). ChFC® is a financial planning designation conferred by The American College. Candidates must meet education, experience, examination, and continuing ethical requirements. Candidates must have at least three years of experience in the financial industry, or an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited university and two years of experience in the financial industry. Candidates are required to take nine academic courses each followed by an exam.
Since 2013, Mark has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Beaver County Cancer & Heart Association Board. Mark is also a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA); the Estate Planning Council of Pittsburgh (EPC).
Mark attended and played football at California University of Pennsylvania “Cal U” under Head Coach Hal Hunter. He later achieved his BS in Business Administration from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA. His graduate studies culminated in an MBA (Masters in Business Administration) from the Graduate School of Business at Robert Morris University.
A lifelong resident of Western Pennsylvania, Mark devotes his free time to his church where he serves as a Eucharistic Minister. Mark also has taught CCD Classes throughout every Saturday of the school year for over 25 years. He has also served the community as a youth baseball and basketball coach. Mark has three sons and two daughters-in-law, Matt (Chelsea), Tony (Eleanor), and Chris and resides in Brighton Township, PA with his wife, Jackie.