Former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Chief Operating Officer Tony Scardino joins Grant Thornton


WASHINGTON — Tony Scardino has joined Grant Thornton LLP’s Public Sector practice as managing principal for CXO Transformation Services. Scardino most recently served nine years as the chief financial officer and acting deputy director (chief operating officer) at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office within the Department of Commerce.

Scardino has served in leadership positions at multiple federal agencies and is a senior executive with experience leading complex organizations across multiple management areas, including operations, finance, budget, procurement, information technology and administrative activities.

At Grant Thornton, Scardino will lead a CXO Transformation Services group that will leverage the experience of the firm’s team of former government executives to help agencies work across the C-suite to improve mission outcomes, provide service and steward taxpayer dollars.

“Tony is an invaluable addition to our esteemed cadre of former government executives, where he’ll help lead the development of comprehensive solutions for government agencies,” said Carlos Otal, national managing partner of Grant Thornton’s Public Sector practice. “His broad experience leading different organizations across multiple management functions will enhance our leading transformation and innovation services.”

Scardino said, “This role is well-suited for my background, experience and interests, and I appreciate the opportunity to work for a firm so well-respected in the public sector space to which I’ve dedicated my professional life. I look forward to working with agencies to help them solve operational challenges more efficiently and effectively.”

Scardino holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in public administration from SUNY Geneseo and Albany, respectively.


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