Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing, and Customer Experience

Champion since: August 2018

Tony leads all of Champion ONE’s sales, marketing, and customer experience activities. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in both sales and marketing in optical networking and infrastructure solutions through his previous work at Corning, Alcatel, and ARRIS. His passion for developing leaders and optimizing sales effectiveness has shone through in leadership positions with the Center for Creative Leadership, Corvirtus, and the Miller Heiman Group. Most recently, Tony worked as an independent consultant, providing sales performance improvement and , and learning and development subject matter expertise to private equity and consulting firms.

In addition to his private-sector career, Tony is a retired Naval Officer with 30+ years of active and reserve leadership experience in strategic planning, operations, international relations, and technical management roles. He has a passion for achieving organizational success through inspirational leadership and individual and team engagement and a track record of developing and executing sound strategies and tactics in fast-paced, complex, and rapidly changing environments.

Tony holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southern California and has completed numerous leadership, business, and military professional development courses.

Fun fact: Tony has had many interesting experiences in both his professional and personal life, including short stints in Hollywood. Along with other Navy midshipmen, he performed in a production number for An Officer and a Gentleman during the 1983 Academy Awards television broadcast, and his voice appears in The Hunt for Red October.

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