In addition to Tony’s current board service, Tony served on the board as well from 2014–16, and he is currently an executive member of the advisory board for the Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership. He also served on the Lewis & Clark Board of Alumni from 1987–90, and again from 2001–04.
Tony graduated from Lewis & Clark with a BS in international affairs and received his MBA from the University of Minnesota in 1993. Recently, Tony and his family moved back to Oregon after 27 years living in Minnesota. Most recently, he started Partnerworks.com, an online mentoring and learning resource for operating partners and advisors in private equity and venture capital firms. Before that, Tony joined Oregon-based Seven Peaks Ventures in 2016 as an operating partner, where he focused on accelerating business-building in the company’s portfolio. He has over 30 years of operating and investing experience helping more than 40 early- and later-stage enterprise software and data companies and teams to scale and grow into category leaders.
Tony is married to Stacy (Manning) Abena ’88 who earned her degree in communications. They have four children: Parker, Mitchell, Mallory, and Barrett.