Stephen T. Zarrilli has served on our Board of Directors since May 2019 and is a member of our Audit Committee. Mr. Zarrilli is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the University City Science Center, an urban research park that provides commercialization resources to life science and technology entrepreneurs.
Mr. Zarrilli has over 25 years of finance, investment and operating experience in technology and life science enterprises. Mr. Zarrilli also has substantial governance experience with public companies. From 2012 to 2018, Mr. Zarrilli served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. a capital provider to technology and life science companies, which he joined in 2007 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He began his career at Deloitte, LLP and was previously the Chairman and Founder of the Penn Valley Group, a management advisory firm; CFO of Fiberlink Communications Corporation, a security software company; CEO of Concellera Software, Inc., a document management software company; and CEO of US Interactive, Inc. a digital marketing firm.
Mr. Zarrilli is a Member of the Risk and Finance Committee of Virtus Investment Partners, Inc., an investment management company. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from LaSalle University and has completed the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Zarrilli’s extensive operating experience, leadership roles, and his financial and accounting expertise qualify him to serve on our board as an audit committee financial expert.