Meet Exec.io President, Tony Melvin
Tony Melvin comes with a wealth of experience, not only has he built and boom several businesses of his own, he has mentored and helped hundreds around the globe. Added to that, he's also the best-selling author of 7 books on the subject of marketing and finance.
With an unusual skill set that combines marketing, technology, writing and teaching, Tony's role as President will be to expand Exec.io on a global scale.
A Born Entreprenuer
Born in the UK in 1973, Tony Melvin grew up with a passion for business. He founded his first “enterprise” around the age of 10 years old: a car washing business. His younger sister Catherine and friend Julia were the hired help. Tony was the salesman. Despite the business having only one client and lasting only a single day, he never forgot how easy it was to make money solving people's problems.
Since then, Tony has learned the ropes of business and finance from his studies and experience. Over the past 20 years he has travelled Australia and Asia teaching finance and business principles to thousands. As managing director, he helped build the fastest-growing accounting firm in Australia, and during that same period he co-authored three best-selling finance books.
While Tony is a successful business man and investor, he considers himself first and foremost an educator. Considered by many an authority on finance matters, Tony is regularly interviewed and quoted in the press. As a result, Tony is a sought-after speaker.
Tony's Business Expansion Results
In July 2005, Tony joined Chan & Naylor, an established and successful accounting firm with two offices in Sydney Australia. And along with the two founders, formed a management company and formulated a plan for national expansion, including marketing, planning, organization and personnel recruitment.
Within the first year the business grew from a $2.5M to $4.65M (a 86% organic growth) and more than doubled the following year, with a group revenue of over $10M (mostly organic growth), making it the fastest growing accounting firm in Australia per BRW magazine ( 2007 and 2008).
Publication & Events Business
This business did require a $5000 investment to kick it off! Initially run as a part-time endeavour, in early 2008 Tony drew up an expansion plan, putting in place key Business Building Principles and hiring a General Manager to implement the plan.
Within one month the business had achieved more sales than the previous year’s turnover and the company has grown 164% in the 10 months since July 2008—that’s a turnover of over $1.5 million and all during a “financial crisis!”
The owner of this Property Inspections business sought Tony's help shortly after starting up in May 2009. Over the next 12 months under Tony's mentorship, the owner implemented key business systems and a unique Licensing Model advocated by Tony. The result was a 300% increase and the first Licensee.
By March 2011 the owner had moved out of doing inspections to focus on the national expansion plan. Tony agreed to continuing his mentor role as Chairman in June 2011.
Within 9 months the business had grown to 18 Licensees operating in 4 states with an annual turnover of close to $2 million. All before it turned 3 years old!