ScaleCo Management LLC Partners with Safety Controls Technology

February 28th, 2023

ScaleCo Management LLC is pleased to announce its partnership with Safety Controls Technology (“SCT”). SCT marks ScaleCo’s 23rd platform investment, and fourth investment from ScaleCo’s committed Fund IV.

Headquartered in Middleburg Heights, OH, SCT was founded in 1999 by Gail Grueser. Over a nearly 25-year history, Ms. Grueser along with her husband, Joe Ventura have grown SCT into a strong industry leader focused on providing comprehensive workplace safety & occupational health solutions to both public and private sectors.

The partnership with SCT aligns with ScaleCo’s thesis of investing in technology-enabled and scalable business service companies drivable from Cleveland, Ohio. ScaleCo Founder and Managing Partner, Brendan Anderson comments, “ScaleCo looks forward to working with Joe, Gail, and the entire SCT team to continue the success of the organization. This partnership further proves the ScaleCo model of investing in transformable companies drivable from Cleveland. We are enthusiastic about the future of SCT”.

Cleveland native Joseph Ventura, Chief Executive Officer of SCT explains, “When Gail and I started looking for partners last year we wanted, more than anything else, to find partners that reflected the values we have personally and in our business. Brendan and the team at ScaleCo share our values and as a Cleveland based company are committed to investing and growing Cleveland companies. To us that is extremely important”.

The company will continue to be led by Mr. Ventura as CEO. ScaleCo Partner, Donnie Bedney will be joining the team at SCT as President. Mr. Bedney joined ScaleCo as an Operating Partner in 2020, and has led ScaleCo Fund IV Partner Company, PSP Metrics (“PSP”) since December 2020. Mr. Bedney adds, “Joining an industry-leading organization like SCT is an exciting opportunity. The team has a rare combination of industry experts and true practitioners. I’m thrilled to add my operational and strategic expertise to help us serve our clients and accelerate the growth and impact of the business.”

About Safety Controls Technology

Safety Controls Technology, Inc. (SCT) delivers comprehensive Occupational Safety and Health solutions to organizations nationwide. SCT leading provider of occupational health and safety services to over 800 industrial end markets clients. 

Founded in 1999 by Gail Grueser, and based in Cleveland, OH, SCT provides clients with reliable and responsible services that will reduce costs and create efficiencies while enhancing environmental, occupational, and engineering quality. SCT’s in-house team of professionals boasts more than 100 years of safety experience, providing clients with an unparalleled level of expertise. For more information, please visit

About ScaleCo

ScaleCo’s committed capital fund invests in transformable private companies within driving distance of Cleveland, Ohio. ScaleCo uses a scalable search model; a blended model that combines traditional Private Equity deal sourcing with elements of a Search Fund. We pride ourselves on backing driven individuals, (ScaleCo’s “Operating Partners”) who find and operate companies to transform and scale.

Over 25+ years, we have matched our partner companies with an experienced Operating Partner who works closely with management to develop a shared vision and growth plan. ScaleCo always takes an active approach in the implementation of EOS and the TAC Method™ to scale our investment platforms into transformed companies. ScaleCo invests out of its committed capital fund (ScaleCo Fund IV). For additional information, please visit 

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