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Meet The E78 Leaders

E78 has a diverse team of experts with years of experience solving industry-related problems with some incredible backgrounds. Discover the people behind our company.

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John Signa
CEO & Founder
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CEO & Founder
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John Signa

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CEO & Founder
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John Signa founded E78 Partners with the vision of building a specialty consulting practice dedicated to solving the unique financial and operational needs of private equity firms and their portfolio companies. As CEO, John is responsible for developing and executing the firm’s strategy and creating value for all key stakeholders.
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Daniel Shin
Chief Operating Officer
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Daniel Shin

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Chief Operating Officer
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Dan serves as the Chief Operating Officer of E78 Partners. Dan is a data-driven executive with a deep finance and analytics background spanning multiple industries and contexts. Dan understands the power of information and has spent the better part of his career transforming organizations to partner with enterprise stakeholders to enhance business outcomes.
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Nicholas Malone
Chief Financial Officer
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Nicholas Malone

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Chief Financial Officer
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Nicholas Malone serves as the Chief Financial Officer of E78 Partners.  Nick has over 25 years of financial experience in leadership roles across a broad range of companies from early state VC backed companies, to later stage PE backed companies, to publicly traded companies.  His industry experience includes financial services, IT services, software and E-commerce […]
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John Buccola
Chief Technology Officer
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John Buccola

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Chief Technology Officer
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John Buccola is a highly experienced IT Leader at E78, where he oversees all IT related efforts at E78.
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Sarah Purlee
Chief Human Resource Officer
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Sarah Purlee

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Chief Human Resource Officer
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Sarah serves as E78's Chief Human Resources Officer. As a “People First” leader, she's committed her career to supporting businesses in becoming great places to work. This isn’t always an easy task as client demands, market volatility, and leadership changes can create a feeling of uncertainty. Sarah views it as her job to create a pathway between the strategic goals of the organization and its most valuable asset- its people.
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John Cataldo
EMD, Head of Technology Solutions
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EMD, Head of Technology Solutions
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John Cataldo

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EMD, Head of Technology Solutions
John is a highly accomplished Executive Managing Director at E78, where he co-leads the company's Cost Management Services (CMS) Group. With extensive experience in managing complex technical projects and optimizing business operations, John is responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of E78's cost management services.
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Scott Raspa
Head of Marketing
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Scott Raspa

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Head of Marketing
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Scott serves as E78 Partners’ Head of Marketing. Scott has 20 years of sales, client success, and marketing experience across multiple industries. Prior to E78 Partners, Scott led marketing for various B2B technology organizations in the cybersecurity, fintech, and professional services sectors. He has helped startups grow from pre-revenue to multi-million dollars in MRR and […]
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