A firm principal, Tony co-chairs the firm’s management committee and develops the firm’s private and public sector markets nationwide. Tony also helped to develop RATIO’s 2010 initiative, an internal growth plan focused on enhancing RATIO’s design culture and project delivery methods. An active member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), Tony is an organization Fellow; is a Certified Professional Services Marketer; served as the SMPS Indiana Chapter President; served on the SMPS National Board of Directors; and is currently an author and educator for the Business Development Institute.
Magazines I read:
The Week, Classic Toy Trains, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, ARCHITECT, The SMPS Marketer.
Things that get me excited:
Good Kentucky bourbon, toy trains, volunteering for Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. and the Boy Scouts of America, and my two kids!
Books I would recommend to anyone:
The Next Architect by James P. Cramer and Scott Simpson because it offers a new twist on the future of design. Also, Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships by Ross Dawson. It’s an essential read for anyone who’s marketing professional services.
Why I do this:
Because every day is different, and because good design can improve the quality of life for all kinds of communities.
But if I had to do it all over again:
I’d own a train enthusiast hobby shop.