Catching Up With … Partner Ed Zito

Jun 1, 2017

EdZitoAs a longstanding, tireless supporter of the venture philanthropy movement, you will not find anyone more passionate about SVPAZ than Ed Zito.  He is a founding Partner, who served on the Board of Directors twice for two, six-year terms and also on the SVP International Network board providing his strategic vision.

“I am personally inspired by his commitment, enthusiasm, and energetic support for SVP as he shares the opportunity with everyone he knows!,” shared Terri. “We are so fortunate for Ed’s continued engagement and leadership that has indeed propelled us successfully forward.” 

Ed is President of Alliance Bank of Arizona. Recognized business leader in Arizona commercial and investment banking, as well as the public finance sector for more than 30 years, Ed began his career in bank regulatory positions with the U.S. Treasury Department in New York and Washington, D.C. Ed was born in New York City and holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, and a B.A. degree in Economics from Rutgers University. EdZito

More from Ed:

What led you to SVP? In 1998, Jerry Hirsch gathered a bunch of us together to launch the first SVP affiliate.

What do you most look forward to / hope to accomplish as a Partner? Enhancing education – and providing opportunity and hope for all.

What’s your motto? Passion and the Power of the Partnership

What’s your most marked characteristic? Focus + execution = impact

When and where are you happiest? Making a difference and helping other succeed.

What’s on your bucket list? I have too much to do to have a bucket list.

What four words would other people use to describe you? Committed, collaborative, caring, contrarianIMG_0101web