Peter Donisanu

Franklin Madison Advisors

Chief Financial Strategist, President

Peter Donisanu

Franklin Madison Advisors

Chief Financial Strategist, President

As a fee-only financial planner, my focus is to offer unbiased financial advice to help you achieve your life goals. - Peter Donisanu

Fee-Only financial planner located in Pittsburgh, PA, serving clients locally and across the country

Peter Donisanu is a Pittsburgh, PA fee-only financial planner. Franklin Madison Advisors provides comprehensive financial planning, investment management and ongoing financial advising services to help clients organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Peter Donisanu is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.

Peter Donisanu is Chief Financial Strategist and President at Franklin Madison Advisors.  Mr. Donisanu is responsible for developing financial strategies that help the firm’s clients get ahead in life financially.  He is also responsible for developing the firm’s capital market and economic outlook and sets the firm’s overall investment strategy.  Mr. Donisanu’s work has been quoted in the financial press, including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, the Financial Times, Nikkei, Reuters and other global outlets and has appeared on CNBC, Yahoo Finance, Bloomberg Television and Radio, the Business News Network and NHK World Japan. 

Prior to founding Franklin Madison Advisors, Mr. Donisanu worked at Wells Fargo Investment Institute as a member of its Global Macroeconomic Strategy team.  There, he was voting member of its global investment strategy committee and responsible for developing economic and market forecasts, writing about the financial markets, global economic and geopolitical developments and contributing to the firm’s overall investment strategy guidance. 

Mr. Donisanu has worked in the financial services industry since 2001 and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Western Governor’s University and an MBA with an emphasis in Finance from City University of Seattle.  Mr. Donisanu lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his wife and three children. 

Franklin Madison Advisors: We help people get ahead in life financially.

Founded by Peter Donisanu in 2019, Franklin Madison Advisors was formed to serve people who feel like they’ve been doing all the right things, but still feel stuck financially.  Our mission is to create strategies tailored to people’s non-traditional circumstances, helping our clients get ahead in life financially by providing 1) financial planning, 2) investment management and 3) ongoing financial advising and coaching services.

We do this by guiding our clients through a structured planning process, helping them articulate an envisioned use for their savings, developing strategies to accumulate needed resources and helping our clients implement their long-term financial goals.  What’s more, our no sales, fee-only compensation structure means that we spend our time focused on actions that help our clients achieve their own definition of financial success. 

Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.


  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Equity Compensation Planning
  • Retirement Income Planning
  • Investment Management
  • College Education Planning
  • Tax Planning

Ideal Clients

  • Tech Professionals
  • Retirees and Near Retirees
  • Growing Families
  • Business Owners and Executives
  • Sudden Money Situations
  • Novice Investors

Working Together

  • Virtual Meetings
  • Clearly Defined Fees
  • No Product Sales
  • Complimentary Initial Consultation

Professional Designations & Affiliations

  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
    Peter Donisanu is a NAPFA Associate Member

    The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors—highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

  • XY Planning Network
    Peter Donisanu is a Member of the XY Planning Network

    The XY Planning Network is the leading organization of fee-only financial advisors who are focused on working with Generation X and Generation Y clients. Our mission is to connect consumers with best-in-class financial advisors who specialize in working with clients just like you.

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Office Locations:

  • 6425 Living Place
    Suite 200
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
  • 2009 Mackenzie Way
    Suite 100
    Cranberry Twp, PA 16066, PA 16066

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