ScaleCo Names Zach Steiger as Operating Partner in Residence

March 16, 2023

We are pleased to announce that Zach Steiger has been named as Operating Partner.

In his role as Operating Partner, Mr. Steiger is primarily responsible for supporting ScaleCo’s Partner Company Operations across a broad range of strategic initiatives. Additionally, Mr. Steiger will be formulating opportunities for veterans to perform key operational roles within ScaleCo’s Partner Companies.

Zach Steiger, a Cleveland native, attended Miami University of Ohio where he graduated with a degree in Business Management and commissioned into the United States Navy. In 2012, he began his journey with the Naval Special Warfare division. Upon joining the United States Navy, he successfully completed Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) and SEAL Qualification Training (SQT). Throughout a 12-year career, Mr. Steiger was a member of SEAL Team ONE, Naval Special Warfare Command, SEAL Team THREE, and Naval Special Warfare Assessment Command; rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

Throughout his career, Mr. Steiger has successfully set vision, crafted strategy, and united diverse teams in pursuit of ambitious goals. Mr. Steiger is a people-focused leader and change agent focused on solving complex problems and creating high-performance cultures that drive leadership and initiate change. He has experience partnering with multicultural, globally dispersed teams to create best practices, increase efficiencies, and mitigate risk. Mr. Steiger is an innovator who is passionate about his return to Cleveland and supporting the local community.

We are elated to have Zach join the ScaleCo team. Zach brings a fresh and unique perspective that will be extremely valuable to both ScaleCo and our partner companies.” said ScaleCo Vice President, Andrew Newsome. “I am excited to see the impact he will have across the organization.”

Mr. Steiger stated “ScaleCo’s core values of working with HH&PE (Humble, Hungry, People Smart, and with an Entrepreneurial Passion) individuals foundationally mirrors my experience within Special Operations Forces, where people are considered the most valuable asset. I look forward to driving transformational growth within ScaleCo and learning from this talented team“.

ScaleCo’s investment strategy focuses on transforming small, plateaued, profitable businesses into sustainable growth companies by engaging ambitious — and often, first-time — entrepreneurs who have been trained to run companies with an outward, growth mindset.

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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

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