SE Advisors LLC
Until its sale to a European strategic investor in April 2019, Steve Pistono was president and co-owner of Searainbow Group, a HK/China and UK based producer of innovative educational toys and games. Through its subsidiary, Wisdom Warehouse, the company also distributes high quality toys and games to the greater China market.
Prior to Searainbow Group, Mr. Pistono served as Managing Director, Asia for Precision Castparts Corporation. PCC operates multiple facilities in mainland China, Taiwan, India and Japan. Aerospace and energy are the primary areas of focus.
From 2009-2011, Mr. Pistono was managing director of SE Innovations Ltd., a China/Hong Kong based firm that provided advisory and business development services to foreign-invested companies operating in greater China. Previously, Mr. Pistono served as president of the Asian and European divisions of The Arnold Group, a manufacturer of magnetic materials and other specialty materials.
Mr. Pistono has extensive experience in enterprise management, business development, manufacturing, business transfers, acquisitions, divestitures and restructurings. He lived in Taiwan from 1989-1992 and was resident in southern China and Hong Kong from 1997-2019.
Mr. Pistono holds a Master of Business Administration degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in government from Lawrence University. He is a Mandarin speaker and holds a certified public accountant qualification. He serves on a number of private company boards and is a founding member of the Wharton Club of Hong Kong, as well as co-founder of the Pearl River Delta (southern China) Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization.