About Tony Bradshaw

About this Blog

I love helping people make a better life for themselves and their families. It puts a smile on my face. I’m 46 years old, married to an amazing woman since 1998, and father of 6 amazing children (3 boys and 3 girls). Like any daddy, they all have me wrapped around their finger. I know how tough life can be, and I also know how amazing it can be if you do the right things.

I was 26 years old when I realized I had grown up in a financial mess, and I was headed in the same direction as my parents. It was at that time I began learning about money, and put together my plan to become a millionaire by age 40. I hit my goal, and now I’m on a mission to help others become millionaires. I believe virtually anyone can become a millionaire…if they do the right things. Yes. Almost Anyone. But it takes work.

By helping others get their money on track, wonderful things can happen. Life can become better, and you acquire this wonderful ability to begin helping others. Wealth used the right way has that ability, and there are a lot of people that need help.

About Me

I’ve spent 16 years working in the personal finance space as VP, CIO and COO. Over my career, I’ve focused on developing digital products and systems to help people with their financial education and tool to manage their money.

Over time, I realized one of my passions is to see people succeed and enjoy a better and more fulfilled life. One of the components for a more fulfilled life is personal finance. I’m looking forward to a future of helping others recognize and achieving their own capacity to build wealth for themselves and their families.

I love making people smile. If I ever meet you, I hope to leave you a little better off than before you met me, and I hope to leave you smiling.

Education and The Early Years

I graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1993 from Pensacola Christian College. In my first year after college, I spent time at several different manufacturing facilities on assembly lines attempting to work my way into an engineering position. Falcon Fabricators, manufacturer of stainless steel restaurant equipment, Whirlpool, manufactured air conditioning systems, and finally landed back the the company I interned with in college, Bennett Tool and Die, a job shop for General Electric, Yamaha and several other clients.

Several months after returning to Bennett, I was moved into the engineering department where I spent six years doing engineering and network administration work. In March 2001, I made the decision to say goodbye to my engineering career and move full time into digital and technology. I moved into the personal finance space when I joined a small company as part of their digital team. Over time, I moved into a Vice President role and then on to CIO and later COO briefly before my exit.

As VP and CIO, I spearheaded the transition from an analog company into the digital world. We were very early stage innovators in the online space with online lead generation and managements systems in 2002, early adopters of ecommerce, developed advertising synergy between our radio and online advertising, elearning pioneers, online budgeting technology in 2003, early leveraging of website analytics to grow our business, and much more. As the primary leader of our digitial expansion, I oversaw and influenced the maturing of our digital strategies and growth of our digital team from a staff of 3 to 150.

As COO, I worked along other board members to transition the company to a more strategically mindset with an annual strategic planning process, development and communication of a strategic plan to the leadership team and company as a whole.

Specializes In

Personal Finance, organizational planning, business planning, problem solving, leadership development, team skills mentoring, innovative thinking,  digital business development, and leveraging the power of pulling together technology and business. Really appreciates the freedom to influence his surroundings, affect change and make improvements in all areas of business and life.

Tony Bradshaw

4 thoughts on “About Tony Bradshaw

  • Tony,

    My name is Chad Cooper and I met you and Tim Munsell this year at Omniture’s Summit. I currently work for Marriott Vacation Club in Orlando, but am originally from Clarksville, TN. That may or may not help you remember our brief meeting.

    I’ve shared your presentation from Summit with multiple people and use it as a training tool for any new team members interested in web analytics.

    Just wanted to let you know that I’ve been following your blog and have read a bunch of your previous posts. Your most recent post came the day after (I think) I saw you sitting in the audience during one of the video segments for Financial Peace University.

    My wife and I are currently taking the course at St. Luke’s Methodist Church in Orlando. I’ve read Dave Ramsey’s books in the past but have not had the opportunity to take the official course till now.

    I also saw that the Total Money Makeover Tour is coming to Orlando in early November. Not sure if you or any member of your team would be down for this event. I would greatly enjoy the opportunity to say hello in person again if you are along for the ride to Florida.

    If not, perhaps I could stop by and say hello the next time I swing through middle Tennessee or at the latest next year at Summit.

    Keep up the great work.

    Chad Cooper

    PS – I’m sure this happens on a daily, if not hourly, basis during Dave’s show. But please pass along that his work has changed the life of my wife, myself and most importantly our 3-year-old son’s life forever.

  • I worked Omniture Summit 2009/2010 as student from the BYU CEO club (for entrepreneurs). Cool that you go! It would be fun to meet you if you go in 2011.

    Ethan

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