Tony Scavuzzo, CFA is a Principal and joined Castle Creek® in 2009. He sits on the Investment Committee for the Castle Creek funds and on the board of directors at several portfolio companies including MBT Financial Corp (NASDAQ: MBTF), Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ: GFED), Trinity Capital Corp, First Bancshares of Texas, Citizens Bancshares, Blue Valley Ban Corp, SouthCrest Financial Group, and Lincoln Bancorp. Previous board experience includes First Menasha Bancshares, Foundation Bancorp, Anchor Bancorp, and Eastern Virginia Bancshares. He also serves on various board committees regarding governance, compensation, risk, and asset/liability management.
Mr. Scavuzzo is also responsible for the identification and evaluation of investment opportunities, transaction execution, and portfolio company monitoring. He has led or supported investments in numerous recapitalization, distressed, and growth situations and works with executive management teams on strategic planning, operational improvements, acquisitions, and capital financings.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Scavuzzo worked in an operating role for the Chief Executive Officer at MB Financial Bank (NASDAQ: MBFI) in Chicago where he was responsible for evaluation of merger and acquisition opportunities and capital investment strategy. He also held positions in various departments including corporate treasury, asset/liability management, wealth management, and credit analysis.
Mr. Scavuzzo was formerly Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors for the CFA Society of San Diego and past Chairman of the Finance Committee for the CFA Society of Chicago. He is currently a member of the CFA Society of Dallas/Fort Worth.
Mr. Scavuzzo received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and graduated with a BBA in Finance from the University of Iowa. He is also a CFA Charterholder.