Philadelphia Business Journal's CFO of the Year Award (2012)
Stephen T. Zarrilli, Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.
Penn Valley Group – Co-Founder
Fiberlink Communications Corp. – CFO
Concellera Software, Inc. – Chairman & CEO
US Interactive, Inc. – CEO
Deloitte & Touche – Senior Manager
Ben Franklin Technology Partner of Pennsylvania – Chairman
CEO Council for Growth of Greater Philadelphia
Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
La Salle University – Trustee
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Philadelphia – Co-Chair, Advisory Board
NutriSystem, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRI) – Director, Chairman of Audit Committee & Member of the Compensation and Nominating Committees
Putney, Inc. (Safeguard partner company)
B.S., Accounting – La Salle University
Advanced Management Program – The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania
Stephen T. Zarrilli
President and Chief Executive Officer
During the course of his career, Steve has demonstrated an ability to successfully grow and manage a number of entrepreneurial and mature enterprises.
Over the course of a 30 year career, Steve Zarrilli has served as CEO and CFO of both publicly traded and privately held, venture-backed companies. Having been directly involved with the launch of two businesses, Steve understands the operational and strategic challenges that entrepreneurs face. He understands what it takes to build a great company based on his deep domain expertise as an entrepreneur, board member and financier. Steve's public and private company experience complements Safeguard’s rich history and ensures a strong, disciplined infrastructure going forward.
In addition to his responsibilities at Safeguard, Steve serves as a director of Nutrisystem, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRI). Steve joined the board in connection with its recapitalization in 2003. Other board affiliations include Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/SEP), Cadient Group, LaSalle University and Safeguard's partner company, Putney.
Steve is a graduate of LaSalle University in Philadelphia earning a B.S. degree in Accounting. He is a former Certified Public Accountant, and is a frequent lecturer on corporate governance, financial management, organizational and capital development matters. He also completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.