Philip A. Piro

Phil joined our predecessor firm, Princeton Ventures, in 2018 and focuses on sourcing and executing investments for Princeton. Phil has extensive experience building and operating companies, having served in 3 operating company roles before joining Princeton. Prior to joining Princeton, Phil served as the COO of Brad’s Raw Chips, where he managed the company’s supply chain and manufacturing facility and successfully executed numerous operational improvements and strategic priorities. Before Brad’s, Phil founded and managed a beverage company with distribution throughout New York. Phil began his career as an investment banking analyst at Deutsche Bank and Citigroup.

Phil’s current investments include Accelerated Brands (the parent company to Strickland Brothers and Trademark Car Wash), Princeton Medspa Partners, and Card My Yard.

Without the element of uncertainty, the bringing off of even, the greatest business triumph would be dull, routine, and eminently unsatisfying.

– John Paul Getty

Phil holds a B.A. in Economics and Middle East Studies from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.