Chairman of the Board
Tony Abena is a globally recognised leader and entrepreneur. Along with being Chairman of the Board, Tony is an Executive in Residence at Deloitte, the world's largest professional services firm. Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer of Deloitte Investments, and Managing Director, Deloitte New-venture Accelerator, an internal investment vehicle and business incubator for alternative IP/technology-driven businesses in areas such as legal services, life sciences, human capital software, cognitive/AI, data/analytics, and information services. As of 2020, Deloitte has generated over $1 billion in new revenues from these investments.
Previously, Tony was Chairman and CEO of Insite Software (acquired by Insight Venture Partners in 2019). Twice, Forrester Research named the company a Leader in B2B commerce platforms alongside Oracle, IBM, and SAP/Hybris. Before this, he was President, Global Legal, and SVP, US Law Firms, a $2 Billion P&L division, for Thomson Reuters, the leading provider of information supporting the rule of law globally. He was also CTO/COO at techies.com, recognised by PCWeek as the #1 technology recruitment website. Prior to that, he served in a variety of roles including President, Gartner Institute and Vice President, Product at Gartner, the world's leading IT research and advisory firm, after the company acquired an e-learning company Tony co-founded.
Tony earned his MBA from the University of Minnesota, and B.S. from Lewis and Clark College.