ABOUT THE FOUNDER – MEET ANTHONY DELMEDICO
As a boy, Anthony Delmedico dreamed of one day owning his own business.
But in his single parent, blue-collar family, there wasn’t enough money for him
to attend college, let alone launch a business. Regardless, he started several
“kid businesses” during elementary and high school, learning firsthand the core entrepreneurial skills, that served as a foundation for his success later in life,
when he launched several multi-million dollar companies.
After finishing high school, Anthony enlisted in the U.S. Army and was selected
for Officer Candidate School, one of the finest leadership schools in the world.
He was commissioned as a second lieutenant and served as an infantry platoon
leader during Operation Desert Storm.
This hands-on experience was the ultimate lesson in
leadership. Anthony learned to assess the skills and
weaknesses of his troops, while also motivating them
to break through barriers and achieve success.
After leaving the military, Anthony earned an MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. He then worked for several years
as an Executive Marketing Manager at Ecolab, a $2.5 billion global chemical company. While at Ecolab he launched and branded several new products, trained sales representatives across North America, and implemented marketing programs.
But Anthony never forgot his dream of someday being his own boss.
His entrepreneurial spirit had never stopped calling. In 1999, from the basement of
his home, he launched a construction business.
That business, Abelard Construction,
is now a multi-million dollar company with over 50 employees and offices in several Midwest states. Plans are currently underway to take the company public.
With a steady record of success under his belt, Anthony established Del Visionaries in 2009 to help others experience entrepreneurialism and wrote several books on the subject.
Anthony's insight, abilities and initiative have led him to recently launch the Little Green Money Machine: Kids in Business Around the World, a new interactive book and product line which is helping young people accomplish what he did: to become a self-reliant, self-confident, and financially-independent entrepreneur.