"Tony's brain isn't wired like other people's. His ability to solve difficult problems quickly and intuitively still surprises me, even after more than 25 years of working closely with him as a business partner and on numerous other projects. His insights into people are both profound and at times, harsh, though generally accurate. Once you move past his abrasive manner he can also be a lot of fun. Don't believe his lies - he is terrible at karaoke!"
Alan Rose :: Founder
Private Equity Partners
I used to be a rockstar.
I'm really not like other people. I realised that as a small child but didn't fully embrace my oddity until my early 30's. My life has been as much of an adventure as anything else since that time. If you're expecting conventional abandon all hope. Right now.
I spent three years as a soldier, sold vinyl cladding door to door, served a short sentence (that’s a good description) as a corporate executive and was a practicing accountant and business advisor for many years. Other occupations have included life insurance agent, finance broker, business directory publisher, website developer and property investor - just to name a few.
I’ve started two finance companies, owned and operated a general insurance company, run a small venture capital fund, set up a B2B franchise system from the ground up, dabbled in internet and technology start ups, lived life as a digital nomad and run an international digital marketing agency, from the Philippines, employing around 40 full-time staff.
I’ve exited five businesses via trade sale over the course of the past 25 years, plus had a go at a couple of securities exchange listings. Oh, and there was that failed reverse takeover attempt of a mining company. Unfortunately, none of those securities exchange plays worked out for me, but at least I can say that I had a go. Hell, there’s still time for me to get it right yet!
For the past ten years I’ve lived in Asia, first in China, then travelling some more before finding love and coming to rest in the Philippines. Prior to that I lived mostly in Australia, with a few years in England thrown in for good measure. I’ve engaged in all kinds of strange work for myself and for clients, all over the world. Variety really is the spice of life, for me.
Never noted much for my warm, friendly personality, I am noted for my ability to solve complex problems and get things done. I don't suffer fools gladly. I value intellect, reason, logic, truth, purpose and adventure. And love. I've been one hell of a lot more than fortunate there, too.
What I do
These days, I choose to focus on helping people with their marketing problems. I live and breathe strategy and am constantly indulging my insatiable nerd/geek passion for learning new marketing tactics. Most people think of problem solving as hard work. I tend to think of it as the highest form of entertainment.
I could be the real deal – or I could be full of shit. The only way to find out is to book a 30 minute call with me and make up your own mind. Love me or hate me, you’ll walk away from that meeting with valuable insights and actionable ideas that you can implement right away. Click the big orange button and book a time with me now. It might be the most valuable 30 minutes you ever spend.
And by the way, I am bloody awesome at karaoke!