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Safeguard names chief technology & innovation officer

Scott A. SnyderSafeguard Scientifics, Inc., a growth capital provider for healthcare and technology companies, names Scott A. Snyder as SVP, managing director, and chief technology and innovation officer.
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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.

Dr. Snyder comes to Safeguard from Mobiquity Inc. 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 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).

Dr. Snyder is a Senior Fellow in the Management Department at the Wharton School, an Adjunct Faculty Member in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania, and has lectured at MIT, Babson, Duke, and INSEAD on Digital Innovation, Decision-making, Business and IT Strategy, Next Generation Wireless, Product Design and Development, and Business Intelligence.

Dr. Snyder founded and directs the Wireless Innovation Council, which is made up of leading companies focused on cross-sector mobile innovation opportunities.

He also holds two patents for on-line decision aids and has been quoted as a thought leader in numerous publications including the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Dr. Snyder earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from University of Pennsylvania.

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