Managing Partner, Localize Capital Management
Bobby Zappala is a Managing Partner at Localize Capital Management. In his role at Localize, Bobby and his partners collaborate with their investors both through their patient capital fund to support businesses in the Pittsburgh region poised for sustainable, long-term growth as well as through acquisition and operation of closely-held Pittsburgh-based companies. In addition, Bobby advises several startups in Pittsburgh and beyond, and consults with many institutions in the region related to their economic development-focused initiatives.
Prior to joining Localize, Bobby cofounded Ascender, acting as the organization's founding CEO for nearly eight years. Bobby is currently a member of Ascender's Board of Directors. Bobby remains active in politics and policy, having worked for then-Senator Joe Biden in Washington DC. He also holds a law degree and practiced at Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney PC before founding Ascender.