Tony has been an executive in the financial industry for over 25 years. He is currently Associate Professor in the College of Business at Northwest University. He earned his Ph.D. in Industrial Organizational Psychology at Seattle Pacific University. He holds an MA in Economics from Washington State University and a BA in Economics from Gonzaga University. For fourteen years Tony served as the CEO and Chairman of Pacific West Financial Group and its subsidiary companies. Pacific West was a top 50 Independent Financial Firm in the US with sales of $1.2 Billion. Tony holds the Society of Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional designation (SHRM-SCP) and is a certified director through UCLA. His research involves, leadership and salesperson development, and Theory of Mind.