Michael V. DiNuzzo
Michael V. DiNuzzo is the Senior Vice President (SVP), 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 $899 million in assets under management as of June 30, 2023. Michael (Mike) joined DiNuzzo Wealth Management in 2007 serving in the Financial Planning department as an intern until 2010 when he joined the firm full-time and was promoted to Financial Wellness LifeCoach.
Mike 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.
Mike’s objective was to join a firm that uses a ‘team’ approach in making recommendations to solve for what lies in the best interest of its clients. Mike firmly believes that investment philosophy, world class research, disciplined asset allocation models, and especially fiduciary responsibility are necessary for a successful client relationship. Mike continuously demonstrates the critical elements for client satisfaction and success in the fields of Wealth and Risk Management.
Mike received his BA (Bachelor of Arts Degree) from Duquesne University and is a member of the Duquesne University Alumni Association. In 2016, Mike successfully completed his Master of Science Degree in Financial Planning (MSFP) from Bentley University in Boston, MA.
In addition, Mike has held his Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) designation through The American College of Financial Services since 2013. 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.
Michael has earned the prestigious CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional CFP® designation granted by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. in 2013. 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.
In 2014, Mike was awarded the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) Designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies™, the standards-setting body for fi360. 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.
Mike is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA).
Mike has been interviewed and quoted in the U.S. News & World Report and The Huffington Post (both articles may be accessed on our website under "In the News"), as well as, USA Today, Yahoo! News, MarketWatch, Investor’s Business Daily, Bankrate and Private Wealth magazine.