Prior to his retirement from public accounting, Pete had over 40 years of public accounting experience in providing advisory, assurance and tax services to manufacturing, distribution, technology and early stage companies with industry expertise in Manufacturing & Distribution, Technology and Emerging Companies. Later in his carrier Pete worked exclusively with Private Equity, Family Offices and Family Owned Businesses providing transaction and advisory services which included but not limited to pre transaction consulting, transaction due diligence, and post-merger financial integration.

Pete was a co-founder, in 2013, of the Dona Jo Brand, an online retailer of women’s sportwear with operations in the U.S. and Brazil along with his daughter and son-in-law and serves as the Company’s fractional CFO and Board Member.

In January 2022, Pete formed Accession Capital Advisors, LLC that advises businesses on transition and capital needs, and private equity and family offices on transactions.

Educational/Professional Involvement

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Duquesne University
  • Pennsylvania and Florida CPA License
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)
  • Pittsburgh Technology Council
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association


  • Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland – Advisor, Pittsburgh Business Advisory Council
  • Catalyst Connection – Former Audit Committee Chair, Former Treasurer, and Board Member
  • Pittsburgh Downtown Community Development Corporation – Former Treasurer and Board Member
  • Pittsburgh Life Science Greenhouse Accelerator Fund – Valuation Committee and Angel Investor
  • 3 Rivers Venture Fair – Bootcamp Committee (Judge and Panelist) and Sponsorship Committee
  • Association for Corporate Growth – ACG Cup Judge Pittsburgh Chapter
  • Duquesne University – Duquesne University Venture Challenge Judge
  • Dona Jo Brand – Board Member
  • Shannopin Country Club – Pool Committee, Social Committee, and Membership Committee
Chris Brodman