Director of Operations
Tony comes to StartOut as a leader in the LGBT business movement through his work with the SF LGBT Center’s Economic Development Department and with the Golden Gate Business Association, the nation’s first LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Throughout his career, he has gained extensive experience in non-profit management, business development and organizational development. At the Center, he trained new and established entrepreneurs and supported them in business planning, financial management, credit-building and accessing capital leading to over $800,000 in debt financing and the launch of over 50 new businesses. He is passionate about social entrepreneurship and strives to be a catalyst for change by creating innovative solutions that positively impact our community.
Born and raised in southern California, Tony moved to San Francisco after earning a B.S. degree in International Business from San Diego State University and studying at Universitat de Barcelona. He speaks fluent Spanish and conversational French and has an interest in local politics and equity investing.
Contact Tony at firstname.lastname@example.org.