Safeguard Scientifics Names Scott A. Snyder, Ph.D. Chief Technology and Innovation Officer

New position signals refined focus on technology-enabled businesses as the company leads the next wave of investment opportunities in an era of digital disruption

Radnor, PA, August 30, 2016 — Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (NYSE:SFE) today announced that Scott A. Snyder, Ph.D. has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Managing Director, and Chief Technology and Innovation Officer. Dr. Snyder is a recognized thought leader and has more than 25 years of experience in business leadership, strategic planning and technology management for Fortune 500 companies and startup ventures.

“More than ever, technology is eliciting dramatic shifts in market opportunities and determining where value is being created and destroyed,” said Stephen T. Zarrilli, President and CEO of Safeguard. “Safeguard has historically been a pioneer in identifying and capitalizing on technology-enabled market shifts. By creating a new position focused on technology and innovation, we are strengthening our ability to lead the next wave of opportunities in an era of continuous digital disruption. Scott has been a part of the Safeguard community since 2006 having served on our Advisory Board. He’s been on the front lines of Safeguard’s evolution and is an integral member of our ecosystem. We’re thrilled to have Scott join our team full-time to help shape Safeguard’s long-term strategy and actively support our partner companies as they evaluate new opportunities based on their own innovations and technologies. His deep technology experience and entrepreneurial experiences will prove to be invaluable.”

Dr. Snyder comes to Safeguard from Mobiquity Inc., a leader in delivering innovative mobile and digital solutions for enterprises, where he was President and Chief Strategy Officer. He will continue to be Chairman of Mobiquity’s Advisory Board. Dr. Snyder has held executive positions with several Fortune 500 companies including GE, Martin Marietta, and Lockheed Martin, has been the CEO of a leading strategic planning firm, Decision Strategies International, and has also started business ventures in software including OmniChoice, a CRM/Analytics applications provider, and Strategic Radar, which provides software-based solutions for monitoring changes in the strategic environment. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Fulton Financial Corporation (FFC).

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