Founder and CEO, EdVenture Partners
Tony Sgro is the Founder and CEO of EdVenture Partners (EVP). EVP builds industry-education partnerships on over 900 universities in 76 countries for societal impact by connecting students, educators and industry leaders. Tony has more than 40 years of experience in marketing, advertising and promotion. Along with clients including Fortune 500’s, government and countries, Tony and his organization administer the P2P Facebook Global Digital Challenge, and along with the McCain Institute, manage the Invent2Prevent initiative to counter targeted violence and extremism throughout the U.S. Originally from Boston, Tony is a graduate of State University of New York, Empire State with a degree in Marketing and a minor in Economics. He was a member of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team, competing in international acrobatic skiing competition for 4 years and appeared on ABC's Wide World of Sports, Skiing Magazine and is recognized by the International Ski Hall of Fame as a Pioneer of Freestyle Skiing. During his tenure as a professional athlete, he directed freestyle campus for youth in New England, California, France, Argentina, France, and Japan. Tony served as Co-Ski School Director at Squaw Valley USA, Lake Tahoe, California before working in radio at CBS in Los Angeles as Promotion Director. Tony implemented major market promotions for some of music’s most iconic artists such as Madonna, Jerry Garcia, Stevie Wonder, Rod Stewart and Prince. Tony has been a featured speaker at convenings surrounding the work of EdVenture Partners in Belgium, Turkey, Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, India, Azerbaijan, Lebanon, Netherlands, Canada, United Kingdom and throughout the United States. He has been quoted and/or generated coverage of EdVenture Partners in such leading media as CNN International, NPR Morning Edition, The Wall Street Journal, PBS NewsHour, Business Week, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, NOVA, Yahoo News, BrandWeek, Fortune Magazine and Advertising Age. Tony is an avid cyclist, having bicycled across America, as well as through numerous countries throughout the world, fly fisherman and cook.