The Carideo Group is comprised of experienced professionals with more than 30 years of combined experience from Wall Street, investor relations, media relations, business journalism and corporate communications.

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. Currently, he authors a monthly finance column for Twin Cities Business. Additionally, he is chairman of the board of University Enterprise Laboratories, a non-profit life sciences incubator in St. Paul, and a past president of  the CFA (Chartered Financial Analysts) Society of Minnesota.