In 2009 Tony became Chairman of the MFHA board. During his tenure Tony helped management streamline its financial reporting, enhance its sponsorship value proposition and re-organize the governance model. As a result of Tony’s leadership, MFHA has a new product platform that is focused on building “Cultural Intelligence” for its members and the industry. This new business model has transformed the organization and has enhanced MFHA’s ability to help its members attract, develop and retain multicultural talent.
Tony and I have worked together for more than a decade, most recently as a CEO-CFO combination. During our time together, Tony helped lead our company to double in size, while improving margins, DSO and working capital. Tony helped lead us through both good times and challenging times. He is strategic, thoughtful, and has a servant leadership management style. He is respected and trusted in our organization. I can attest to Tony’s business acumen, value system and integrity. He has impacted our financial performance, but also our culture…all for the better.
Tony can see the forest for the trees and the trees for the forest. He gets the big picture and the small picture and has the amazing skill to take the little puzzle pieces with no discernable match and put them all together to make a complex puzzle come together with clarity and beauty.
Tony’s strategic insights and innovative ideas on how to be proactive in addressing the “new normal” are well received by his peers. His approach is tried and true and shown to be effective not just theoretical. Strategic thinking is a gift which Tony possesses. I always look forward to hearing the new strategic ideas he shares on a monthly basis.
Tony is a visionary leader who can make the tough decisions that are necessary for a business to remain relevant. He is a man of integrity, a great communicator and has excellent coaching and developing skills. I personally am a much better executive because of Tony Mitchell’s leadership and mentoring.
Tony has impeccable integrity, whit, compassion, authenticity, and inspiration both in helping others and in applying these qualities to his own life and goals.
While thinking inside the box due to necessary constraints, Tony simultaneously provides an out of the box approach.
Previous consultants have tried to accomplish (and not been successful) where he is helping us succeed.
Tony helped me by being real, honest and telling it like it is.