January 18, 2023 • Blog, Company Feed Highlights, Scale Community, Team

ScaleCo Names Fiona Pacifico Griffini-Grasser to the Advisory Board

ScaleCo is pleased to announce Fiona Pacifico Griffini-Grasser has agreed to join ScaleCo’s Advisory Board. Mrs. Grasser is an Entrepreneur, member of the Swarovski family and shareholder of the Swarovski Group.

The Swarovski Group, a family business headquartered in Wattens, Austria, is recognized worldwide as an industry leading producer, designer, and innovator of crystal, genuine gemstones, created stones, accessories, and lighting products. The company was founded in 1895 and has since grown to over 28,000 employees. The Swarovski Group’s passion for innovation and design has made it the world’s premier jewelry and accessory brand. Today, the family’s continued leadership carries on the tradition of delivering extraordinary everyday style to individuals around the world.

Over the last 10 years Brendan Anderson, Founder and Managing Partner at ScaleCo, and Mrs. Grasser have developed a relationship centered on a shared passion for long-term minded investing, and the impact of entrepreneurship. Mrs. Grasser was originally attracted to the model of investing in transformable businesses and creating opportunities for diverse teams and entrepreneurs in an untapped market, like the Cleveland area.

When developing the ScaleCo vision, Mrs. Grasser expressed the importance of operating with a long-term mindset, diverse management teams and quickly embraced Mr. Anderson’s locally focused strategy.  This mindset would provide ScaleCo the opportunity to think on a larger scale while creating a business ecosystem to support continuous growth. Since then, ScaleCo has built its foundation on these strategy discussions which will remain as core principles for future companies and funds.

Mrs. Grasser has also been instrumental in sharing ScaleCo’s story and strategy with investors and entrepreneurs across the globe, creating a breadth of connections for the organization and our portfolio. Over the years, Mr. Anderson has gotten to know other family members of Mrs. Grasser, including her eldest son, Arturo Pacifico Griffini. Arturo joined the team as an Associate based in Cleveland in 2019 and continues to remain a member of the Scale Community today.

ScaleCo is thrilled to welcome Mrs. Grasser to the Advisory Board, where her expertise and firm belief rooted in business growth and entrepreneurship will drive tremendous value for our platform companies.

About ScaleCo

ScaleCo Capital is a Cleveland-based lower middle market private equity firm that focuses on control-oriented leveraged buyout and growth equity investments in fast-growing companies based primarily in the Great Lakes region. ScaleCo partners with companies in the verticals of business services, tech-enabled services, value added distribution and assembly, and training, compliance, and education sectors, bringing operational expertise and strategic resources to scale their growth potential and build long-term value. To learn more, visit scaleco.com.

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