Alumnus and Trustee
Stephen T. Zarrilli, ’83 Named President and CEO of
La Salle University alumnus and Trustee Stephen T. Zarrilli has succeeded Peter J. Boni as President and CEO of Safeguard Scientific, Inc., a Wayne, Pa. based holding company that builds value in growth-stage life sciences and technology companies. Since 2008, Zarrilli has served as the company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
“Steve Zarrilli and I have worked shoulder to shoulder for six years to position Safeguard as a company builder, focused on growth-stage life sciences and technology businesses,” Boni said. “He is the right executive at the right time to build on that momentum and take Safeguard even higher, to the benefit of shareholders and partner companies.”
Over the course of 30 years, Zarrilli has built a career serving in a variety of executive strategic, financial, and operational roles, and has served as CEO and CFO of both publically-traded and privately-held technology companies. Earlier this year, he was named CFO of the Year for small companies by the Philadelphia Business Journal.
“Ever since he graduated from La Salle, Steve Zarrilli’s career as an entrepreneur and corporate leader has touched lives throughout our region,” said Paul Brazina, Dean of La Salle’s School of Business. “Using his vast knowledge and expertise, Zarrilli was directly involved in launching La Salle’s Center for Entrepreneurship in 2010, which teaches students about developing new businesses and engaging the surrounding community. The creativity he brought to his project is indicative of the energy and vision he has shown in the business community.”