Tony is currently involved with the boards of RPM portfolio companies ArborMetrix, Deliv, Give and Take, and Convey. He was previously on the board of DeepField (acquired by Nokia—NYSE: NOK), Arbor Photonics (acquired by nLight), Eden Park, Performix, Janrain, Caterva, Mobius Microsystems (acquired by IDT) and led the firm’s investment in ShareThis.
Early Stage DNA. Prior to RPM, Tony was vice president and partner at White Pines Ventures, a $100 million venture capital firm where he was responsible for investments in telecommunications, enterprise software and supply chain sectors. He was also co-founder of Promotum, an Internet-based promotions, marketing, and services company. Tony received finance, engineering and manufacturing experience serving as a business and cost analyst with Intel Corporation and as a manufacturing engineer for Cummins Engine Company.
Community. Tony is the Immediate Past Chairman of the Michigan Venture Capital Association, where he actively supported the growth of venture capital within the state. Tony was also a lecturer at the Ross school of Business at the University of Michigan and serves on the advisory board of the University of Michigan Frankel Commercialization Fund, a pre-seed investment fund established to identify and accelerate the commercialization of ideas generated within the University of Michigan community.
Tony holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan, a Master of Science in industrial engineering from Purdue University, and an MBA from the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Business.
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