Carol has more than 20 years of experience working in the accounting and legal profession and most recently the Wealth Management Department of a national bank. Recognizing her passion for assisting individuals, her practice has focused on estate, tax, wealth, philanthropic, and business succession planning for high net worth individuals and their families.

Carol’s professional experience uniquely positions her to assist family offices and their clients with the stewardship and deployment of family resources.

As Chief Operations Officer of the firm’s Private Family Office practice, Carol is responsible for ensuring prompt responsiveness from Schneider Downs inter-disciplinary service team. The team’s focus is on the provision of customized solutions and fewer transaction-like interactions. Her oversight of the integrated consultative team assures clients that Schneider Downs is thinking about the management of their financial affairs as a whole by harnessing extensive expertise on their behalf.


J.D.—Duquesne University
B.S.—Accounting and Finance, Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Memberships and Associations

Member—American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member—Allegheny County Bar Association
Member—Allegheny County Bar Association Women in the Law Committee
Board Member—Pittsburgh I.C.E. (Inclusion Creates Diversity)
Committee Member—Austin’s Playroom Project
Member—Upper St. Clair School District Community Curriculum Committee
Past President—Upper St. Clair PTA Council


Our Thoughts On


Big Problem: Time Consuming Billing Process.

Big Thinking: Utilize Robotic Process Automation To Reduce Manual Input Time By 75%.

Shareholder PATRICK ARMKNECHT has been with Schneider Downs for over 21 years. His expertise lies mainly in corporate accounting, project management and software implementation.
One of Patrick’s clients was looking for more efficient back-office operations. Patrick’s team recommended the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technology to help address their billing problem. After implementing RPA technology, manual time spent completing the monthly billing process was reduced by 75%. “Although the immediate need was focused on the monthly billing process, we recognized that investment in RPA would also enable the client to automate a number of processes throughout their organization,” Patrick said. “They have already implemented five other automation projects in different parts of the organization and have a list of more than 20 other processes they intend to automate in the near future.” Schneider Downs provides Big Thinking and Personal focus in delivering a variety of services for large and small businesses, both publicly and privately held, as well as nonprofit organizations, government entities and more. Through our commitment to thought leadership and knowledge management, we deliver the solutions our clients need with a personal commitment to service.

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