Tony Carideo, CFA
President, The Carideo Group Inc.
As president of The Carideo Group, Tony Carideo heads a nationwide team of 17 inspectors that since 2005 has collectively inspected more than 3,000 annual and special meetings. Mr. Carideo himself has inspected more than 600 meetings, ranging from regular annual meetings to special meetings and virtual shareholder meetings, and each year inspects approximately 100 meetings in the U.S., Canada, Middle East and Europe.
Mr. Carideo brings a diverse background to his business, including a 30-year career as a journalist, 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 a national investor relations firm, and was director of Investor Relations and Treasury Operations at two software companies, during which time he handled the investor relations and treasury functions during an $80+ million secondary offering, and supervised the firm’s cash management activities.
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 a significant portion 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 Past President and Chairman of The Board of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analysts) Society of Minnesota, University Enterprise Laboratories, and Minnesota News Council.