Philadelphia Business Journal's CFO of the Year Award (2012)

Stephen T. Zarrilli, Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.

joined Safeguard

June, 2008


Penn Valley Group – Co-Founder 

Fiberlink Communications Corp. – CFO

Concellera Software, Inc. – Chairman & CEO

US Interactive, Inc. – CEO

Deloitte & Touche – Senior Manager

board member

Ben Franklin Technology Partner of Pennsylvania – Chairman

Cadient, Inc.

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

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.