Tony has 25+ years of industry experience and 15+ years serving as chief investment officer building an award-winning investment program. Motivated by the pursuit of excellence, a desire to make a difference, and passion to serve others, Tony is known for his collaborative style and his ability to build vibrant cultures where employees are valued and appreciated.
In 2010, Tony joined the nation’s fifth largest Catholic health system, Mercy Health (St. Louis, MO), as its first Chief Investment Officer. He built an award-winning investment program that managed the AA-rated health system’s $3B investment portfolio, including Mercy’s Short-Term Reserve Portfolio and Long-Term Investment Fund, comprised of reserve, pension and foundation assets. Under his leadership, Mercy generated above Mercy’s benchmarks and risk-adjusted metrics while receiving industry recognition including Institutional Investor’s Investment Committee of the Year (2018) and Healthcare Plan of the Year (2015). During his tenure, Tony was named aiCIO Healthcare CIO of the Year (2018) and Institutional Investor Healthcare Chief Investment Officer of the Year (2014). He was listed on Trusted Insight’s Top 30 Healthcare CIO list. In 2019-2020, Tony was ranked #31 on aiCIO’s Power 100 CIO list.
Tony is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the St. Louis Society of Investment Analysts. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and roundtables and a contributing writer for Chief Investment Officer. Tony is a graduate of Washington & Lee University (Lexington, VA) and holds an MBA from the Sellinger School of Business – Loyola University.