Wayne A. Russo, CFP®

Wayne A. Russo, CFP®

Founder/CEO & Financial Advisor

Licenses: Series 7, Series 24, Series 51, Series 63, Life, Health and Disability

 
Wayne Russo is the founder and CEO of Pittsburgh Financial Consultants, a family operated financial consulting firm serving individuals and businesses in over 20 states.  
 
Wayne believes that one’s past endeavors fashion the way a person acts today.  He studied to be a Catholic Priest in the late 60’s, which led to a sociology degree from Duquesne University.  A strong desire to serve others sent him to the University of Pittsburgh where he earned a Masters Degree in social work. Mr. Russo then worked for six years assisting those with intellectual disabilities.  He counseled parents in every aspect of providing for a special needs child.  Wayne changed course in 1978 and joined some college friends in the investment planning arena. In 1984 he founded Pittsburgh Financial Consultants.  
 
Wayne has volunteered for many organizations over the past 45 years. In the mid-seventies he was involved in the annual PARC Walk-A-Thon to raise money for physically and mentally disabled children. He was one of the founding and charter members of the Greentree Rotary Club and helped establish and chair their annual golf outing of which 100% of the proceeds went to the Allegheny County Association for Mentally Challenged Citizens and the Children’s Rehabilitation Center.  He has also previously chaired the annual Hemophilia golf outing.  He is very active in his church's fundraising for school and community activities.  His current efforts include working with a donor-advised charitable gifting program for the Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation and serving as a board member for the Watchful Shephard - a child abuse prevention organization.  
 
Wayne enjoys golfing and the Pittsburgh sports scene, but he derives his greatest pleasure from his family.  He resides in North Strabane with his wife Kathy.  They have three adult sons, David, Steven and Patrick and two very special grandsons, Owen and Henry.  
 
 
Securities and investment advisory services offered through Royal Alliance Associates, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC.  Insurance services offered through Pittsburgh Financial Consultants, Inc, which is not affiliated with Royal Alliance Associates, Inc.