Martina F. Aufiero

Martina F. Aufiero

Senior Vice President and Managing Director

Bringing Real-World Perspective.

Tina has more than 20 years of experience in principal investing, M&A, strategy and board governance.

As Managing Director at Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE), a provider of capital and relevant expertise to fuel the growth of technology-driven businesses in healthcare, financial services and digital media, Tina is responsible for sourcing and deploying capital in early- and growth-stage companies, providing operational oversight and driving successful exits for Safeguard’s partner companies.

Prior to joining Safeguard, Tina most recently served as Managing Director and Head of Corporate Development for Tradeweb, a leading New York-based financial technology firm, where she led several key acquisitions and inorganic growth initiatives. Previously, Tina served as Vice President of Principal Strategic Investing at Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS), where she led numerous investments in the financial technology sector as part of a $1.0 billion portfolio. On behalf of Goldman Sachs, Tina served on the Boards of Directors for APX Inc., the Green Exchange LLC, Medley Global Advisors LLC and LiquidityMatch LLC and as a board alternate on FXAll Inc. Her experience as a board member includes Audit Committee Chair and leadership roles on Compensation and Investment Committees, as well as holding a corporate officer position for a consortium of 11 global banks. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Tina was the Director of Mergers & Acquisitions for Moneyline Telerate (acquired by Reuters in 2004). Previously, she was a Manager in the strategy consulting practice of Andersen Consulting and held several roles with the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO).

A certified public accountant, Tina earned a B.S. in economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

"Safeguard continues to build upon its legacy of providing companies in its portfolio with far more than just capital. We have a tremendous opportunity to provide entrepreneurs with strong operational guidance to build value in their businesses. I look forward to identifying and growing the next generation of leading technology companies."

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