Chairman and CEO, Tribridge
Tony DiBenedetto leads the strategic direction, development and vision of Tribridge. He has 30 years of experience in the technology services industry, with a focus on executive management, business innovation and high-impact growth.
The recipient of numerous leadership awards, including the Ernst & Young Florida Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award in Technology and induction into the Florida State University College of Business Hall of Fame, Tony has dedicated his entire career to the areas of corporate culture, customer advocacy and servant leadership. Tony co-founded Tribridge in 1998 and has led the firm through the successful acquisition and integration of several companies, resulting in a compounded annual growth rate of over 40 percent each year. Under his guidance, Tribridge has grown from a start-up company to one of the leading technology services providers in the United States.
A lifetime entrepreneur, Tony earned partnership at Arthur Andersen before founding Tribridge. He also owned and operated several business ventures in retail, business services and healthcare. Tony mentors numerous entrepreneurs and serves on the board of directors of two service-based start-up companies.
Tony devotes a great deal of his time to community service. He co-founded the Tampa Bay Technology Forum (TBTF) and was the first executive director of the former TBTF Foundation, now TechStart, which helps at-risk and disadvantaged kids pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math through educational programs and scholarships.
Tony is a columnist for INC.com, authors a blog with more than 10,000 followers and serves as a frequent guest speaker for businesses, organizations and universities on topics ranging from entrepreneurship and corporate growth to servant leadership and community involvement. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management Information Systems from Florida State University.