Anthony J. (Tony) Speranzo is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Ascension. Mr. Speranzo leads all finance aspects of Ascension, including treasury functions, debt management, investments and mergers and acquisitions. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ascension Health.
Prior to joining Ascension Health in 2002, Mr. Speranzo served as Managing Director at U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray (USBPJ) in Newport Beach, California. While there, he was responsible for strategic financial advisory services related to mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, private debt placements, valuations and strategic market planning. His clients included hospitals, integrated health systems, medical group practices and managed care organizations nationwide.
He entered investment banking in 1996 as Vice President and Manager, Corporate Finance for John Nuveen & Co., Inc. in Irvine, California. At John Nuveen, he was responsible for the development and management of the health care corporate finance division within the investment banking operation. Prior to 1996, Mr. Speranzo spent 11 years at the St. Joseph Health System in Orange, California, holding several positions, including Vice President, Finance and Operations and Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Speranzo has served on several hospital and corporate boards.
Mr. Speranzo received his bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts in Boston. He went on to complete his master's degree in finance from Suffolk University in Boston.