Joseph Passero, Principal
Mr. Passero has spent over 25 years advising, leading, and investing in middle-market enterprises. Currently, Mr. Passero is a Principal of Skyway Group Private Equity, which was recently rebranded to SCP & CO in 2020, a Tampa-based private investment group focused on healthcare, technology, and commercial real estate. During his tenure with SCP & CO, Mr. Passero has served in both permanent and interim Chief Financial Officer with several SCP & CO portfolio companies.
Prior to joining SCP & CO, Mr. Passero was a Vice President at Skyway Capital Partners, a leading merchant bank focused on providing investment banking advisory services and making highly selective control principal investments. At Skyway, Mr. Passero principally delivered substantial back-office operational expertise to Skyway portfolio companies with a focus on building and optimizing financial reporting systems and human resource management systems.
Prior to joining Skyway in 2004, Mr. Passero was an investment banking professional in the Converging Media Group for Tampa-based Communications Equity Associates (“CEA“). Mr. Passero has considerable operational experience which includes the launch and leadership of a division of a large PEO focusing on the service and hospitality businesses, and P&L responsibility for a medical device company where he was the Chief Operations Officer.
Mr. Passero holds a B.S., Political Science, from Yale University.