President and CEO
Tony is a technology evangelist who speaks regularly on emerging trends and strategies in technology and innovation commercialization.
- Laws and shifts driving technology winners and losers
- Investor-ready deals
Tony advises and assists entrepreneurs in bringing their innovations successfully to market. He has coached more than 1,200 entrepreneurial ventures, helping them strategize, connect with mentors and secure funding. He has consulted with companies that successfully raised more than $170 million in private equity financing.
In Tony’s previous roles with Innovate Mississippi, he served as vice president and COO, the director of the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, director of the Mississippi Alternative Energy Enterprise and director of InnovateMEP Mississippi.
Tony received a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering from Mississippi State University, a Master of Business from the Kellogg School of Management and a Master of Engineering from the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University through the Master of Management and Manufacturing program.