Tony Carideo, CFA

Minneapolis, Minnesota

As president of The Carideo Group, Tony Carideo heads a nationwide team of 14 inspectors that since 2005 has collectively inspected more than 2,300 meetings. Mr. Carideo himself has inspected more than 500 meetings, ranging from regular annual meetings to special meetings and virtual shareholder meetings, and each year inspects approximately 70 meetings in the U.S., Canada 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.  A Chartered Financial Analyst, he was also an analyst and director of research at a sell-side brokerage house, and was a business journalist for more than 15 years.  He has a bachelor’s degree from Gannon University and a master’s from Northwestern University.