EVP / Co-owner
As Paradise’s Co-owner and EVP, Tony brings 18 years of diverse business development experience to the agency and its growing client roster. Having managed business with more than 1,800 companies, Tony has been the recipient of numerous sales awards and contests throughout his career, including Rookie of the Year and multiple Account Executive of the Year awards with Equifax. However, to Tony, nothing has been more gratifying than helping his clients find solutions that help them succeed.
A native of Davenport, Iowa, Tony was a standout 6’10” high school basketball player and recruited by the top college basketball programs in America. He began his college career at Wake Forest University and graduated from Florida State University in 1987. Despite an injury-riddled college and pro career, Tony spent 7 years playing in the Continental Basketball Association, the United States Basketball League, as well as with pro leagues in France, Greece, Israel, China, England and the Dominican Republic. Tony also had the elite honor of participating in tryouts with five different NBA teams before retiring from the sport in 1994.