Founder of the national angel investment group that is now a part of the American Business Network (AB.N). Affiliate development, membership growth, event planning/sales, and company advertising revenue. Strategic Consulting, including business plan & capital sales strategy development. Advising new businesses on formation of corporations and business structures and completing commercial transactions. Generate new entrepreneurs for member investment opportunity that focuses on equity, income, and debt including technology, energy, mining, real-estate, and entertainment. Comprehensive database development of network members and entrepreneurs. Former president of Turtle Creek Club, Inc., the National Eagles and Angels Association, and the Fat Cat Club, LLC.
A student of both the College Conservatory of Music and College of Business at the University of Cincinnati, Tony's first job out of college was in banking, eventually overseeing the daily balance of millions of dollars between several clearinghouse banks and the Federal Reserve System. From there, he ventured into a new consumer service called rent-to-own. Tony rose to communications director for one of the largest chains in the country, where he also managed the company's intranet and represented the company to state and national trade associations. He has lobbied on behalf of the rent-to-own industry in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Texas and Washington D.C. Leaving rent-to-own in 2006, Tony, with son Dustin, stretched their entrepreneurial legs, launching several companies in the B2B sector. They also established a church, where Dustin now serves as lead pastor and Tony serves as executive pastor. Tony continues to work with new entrepreneurs by serving as executive director of the American Business Network, and is a founding partner in the American Business Development Company.