Tony Carideo, CFA – President

Tony brings a diverse background to his business, including a 21-year career as a journalist, as well as experience as a securities analyst and the director of a sell-side research department, and on the corporate side as an investor relations professional.

Prior to launching The Carideo Group in 2003, Tony was a senior vice president in the Investor Relations practice at Padilla Speer Beardsley Inc. Before that, he was director of Investor Relations and Treasury Operations at Net Perceptions, a retail and business intelligence software company and in a similar role at Information Advantage, an intelligence software firm. While at Net Perceptions, he handled the investor relations during an $80+ million secondary offering, and supervised the firm’s cash management functions.

From 1995 until 1999, Tony was an analyst and director of research at John G. Kinnard & Co., of Minneapolis, supervising a staff of 18 analysts and support people, and spent a year at Boatmen’s Trust Company in St. Louis as a senior vice president in charge of Institutional Sales and Marketing.

Tony spent most of his career as a journalist, with 14 years at the Star Tribune as a business columnist and reporter, and six years with the Milwaukee Journal.  He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Platinum Group, a Minneapolis buyout and turnaround firm, and on the board of Growth and Justice, a business-oriented public policy organization. He is a Past President and Chairman of The Board of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analysts) Society of Minnesota, University Enterprise Laboratories, and Minnesota News Council.