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.
ScaleCo is a microcap private equity firm that acquires controlling interests in small, high gross margin companies and infuses capital, operational expertise and strategic guidance in order to scale their growth potential. For over 25 years, ScaleCo has managed four committed funds and invested more than $165M in 22+ platform companies. ScaleCo is currently investing out of its committed capital fund (ScaleCo Fund IV). To learn more, visit scaleco.com.
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