Meet Tony Abena
Chief Operating Officer, Deloitte Investments LLC
Tony is the Chief Operating Officer of Deloitte Investments, an internal start-up division within Deloitte LLP focused on acquiring, building and growing a market-leading information and Software-as–a-service (SaaS) portfolio of businesses in specific “must-have” vertical market segments for C-level decision makers and knowledge workers.
Prior to this role, he was President, Business of Law for Thomson Reuters Professional, a leading provider of intelligent information and workflow-based solutions to the global legal system. Tony was responsible for driving revenue growth and profits by innovating, launching and selling new products and services that helped over 16,000 large, medium and small companies drive their growth and profitability more effectively. Businesses in this group included Elite, Findlaw, Hubbard One and Hildebrandt Baker Robbins, all achieving #1 in their respective markets.
Tony brings significant experience in innovation and high-growth leadership. Most recently, he served as President, Global Legal Solutions at Thomson Reuters, an internal start-up focused on building new solutions for the largest global law firms. He was previously Senior Vice President of U.S. Law Firms and President, Consulting Services at Thomson Reuters serving over 230,000 small, medium and large law firm customers. He was also Executive Vice President and Chief Technology & Operating Officer at techies.com, an online technology recruitment company. Prior to that, he served in a variety of senior leadership roles including President of Gartner Institute at Gartner, one of the world’s leading information technology research and advisory companies. He has been a key contributor in three technology start-ups that have achieved effective exits and currently sits on the boards of two early-to-mid stage SaaS-based companies.
Tony earned his MBA from the University of Minnesota and bachelor’s degree from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.