Anthony is a bootstrap, serial entrepreneur. He is the CEO of several successful companies and has served as a mentor to many start-ups, taking them from idea stage to revenue producing reality.
As a boy, Anthony dreamed of one day owning his own business. Growing up in a single parent family did not afford him the opportunity to attend college, let alone launch a business. Yet he started several “kid businesses”. This served as a foundation for his entrepreneurial success later in life.
After high school, Anthony enlisted in the Army and was selected for Officer Candidate School. He served as an infantry platoon leader during Desert Storm. After military service, Anthony finished his Bachelors and earned an MBA degree from the Carlson School of Management. He continued to operate as an Entrepreneur while earning his MBA degree (launching small companies pay his way through graduate school).
In 1999, after a bad experience with a contractor, he launched a construction business from the basement of his home. Abelard Construction is now a $30M+ company with over 250 employees and offices in several states. Anthony is also partners in several construction companies that he helped to launch, including a female owned construction company, Abri Construction.
In 2009, Anthony's success, insight, abilities and initiative have led him to form Del Visionaries, a company to help guide young people toward Entrepreneurship. He authored "The Little Green Money Machine", an interactive book that teaches kids how to start their own business. Knowing that kids would need more than just a book, he also invented a proprietary kid business stand. Kids pick a business template from the book and launch through the stand. Additionally, he sponsors a Kids in Biz Club and awards scholarships to kids of all ages.
His Passion/Goal: He intends to convince government leaders to institute Entrepreneurship as a standard curriculum in the 4th - 12th grade in all schools.