September 8, 2020 SCP & CO, a leading private equity firm focused on mid-market investments in healthcare, human capital, information technology, and real estate, is pleased to announce an addition to its team to support the firm’s growth. SCP & CO has recently appointed Chris Pizzo to the position of Vice President.
Mr. Pizzo has a background investing in and working with companies to shape their goals and success. Most recently, Chris developed and managed the coaching and corporate partnership programs at Embarc Collective, a Tampa-based innovation hub spearheaded by Jeff Vinik. Chris oversaw the support of 44 early stage technology companies, and directly coached 21 with strategy, leadership, operations, and fundraising efforts.
Bryan Crino, Managing Director of SCP & CO, commented: “SCP & CO has a high-performance culture, and we are always looking to acquire talent that will help us compete nationally. We are extremely pleased to add Chris Pizzo to our team. His experience managing deals and building strong relationships will serve us well as we enter an exciting new phase for our company and search for acquisition opportunities to achieve our aggressive growth objectives.”
Previously, Mr. Pizzo held the position of Associate at the investment firm Murray- Bertron, LLC. While there, Chris divided his time between working with portfolio companies on operational improvements and sourcing/executing new transactions. His focus included deal origination and screening, structuring deal financing, due diligence, portfolio company monitoring, and investor correspondence. Prior to his position with Murray-Bertron, Chris co-founded VitalStream Networks, a remote patient monitoring company seeking to reduce hospital readmissions and achieve the quadruple aim.
“I am excited to join SCP & CO, a private equity company that has a track record of proven results over its 18-year history. As the company increases its focus on the intersection between healthcare and technology, I hope to offer strategic support and an authoritative voice to the company’s leadership” said Mr. Pizzo.
Chris received a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce & Business Administration from the University of Alabama and a Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies from the University of South Florida.
About SCP & CO:
SCP & CO, with its primary offices in Tampa, Florida, is a private investment firm that focuses on control investments across the healthcare, human capital, information technology, and real estate industries. Since its inception in 2002, SCP & CO has completed over 80 transactions totaling $1.8 billion of aggregate transaction volume. Over half of the firm’s transactions have been platform acquisitions, financings, or add-on’s for the Principals’ buyout control investment vehicles. For additional information, please visit www.scpandco.com.