Alternative investments firm SkyBridge Capital (SkyBridge) has appointed Joseph J Grano, Jr as a senior adviser to the firm.
As senior adviser, Grano will provide counsel on the strategic direction of the firm with an emphasis on new product development and initiatives to better serve the firm’s investors.
“We are pleased to welcome Joe to the team,” says Anthony Scaramucci, founder and managing partner at SkyBridge. “Drawing on his deep industry experience as former chairman and CEO of Centurion Holdings and UBS Financial Services, Joe will work with our management team to advise on the firm’s positioning, including the launch of new products and strategic acquisitions.”
Grano is a renowned member of the banking and investment industries with more than 30 years’ experience in securities and financial services. Starting his career at Merrill Lynch, he eventually headed the firm’s retail offering before becoming president of UBS Paine Webber, and then CEO of its holding company, UBS Financial Services. Joe left in 2004 to launch Centurion Holdings, which invested in high growth private and public companies. Of note, he also served as Chairman of President Bush’s Homeland Security Advisory Council from 2002 to 2005.
Grano holds Honorary Doctor of Law degrees from Pepperdine University and Babson College as well as Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees from Queens College, City University of New York and Central Connecticut State University. He also holds an Honorary Doctor of Business Administration degree from the University of New Haven. In addition to his new position at SkyBridge, Grano serves on the Boards of Virtu Financial and Aevi Genomic Medicine, Inc.