tandemLEAP partners are insightful, multi-dimensional business advisors who drive business growth worldwide. We specialize in the convergence of management and technology consulting for companies with tangible potential.
With deep experience and an international network of resources, tandemLEAP provides leadership development, management consulting, growth strategy, sales planning, organization, lead generation, fundraising and investor relations services for clients. We have experience with traditional small + medium enterprises and tech startups, from farming, food/beverage, lifestyle brands, analytics and mobile + web development companies,
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Lannie is the strategist. She hears your issues and dives deep into your organization to determine what’s the best leap to take.
Always at the top of her game, Lannie grew her career serving as executive director for a youth organization and small business incubator, fundraising and lending support for new youth-driven business ventures. In 2011, she moved to Budapest where she earned an MBA at CEU Business School and started working with the Hungarian tech and startup industry.
Lannie grew up down south in East Texas and has lived all over the world. New York is now home, but she travels for clients on a regular basis.
Mary, a dual U.S. and Hungarian citizen, is the financial and technology specialist.
Deciding not to pursue a career in medicine after college, Mary worked as a consultant in New York for a boutique firm specializing in biometrics and virtual identification technologies. While she enjoyed speaking at conferences from the age of 23 and delivering technology reports to C-level execs twice her age, she didn't love living in the urban jungle that is NYC.
She moved to Budapest in 2010 to learn Hungarian and reconnect with her roots. Falling in love with the city, she decided to stay, after completing a year-long scholarship program at the Balassi Institute, and decided to pursue an MBA degree from CEU Business School.
LEAD CONSULTANT - Reputation/Messaging/Positioning/Branding/Training
With 40 years experience, Tony is nationally known as a leader in defining, establishing and preserving leadership reputations for corporations, brands, new products, organizations and institutions – including business enterprises ranging from startups, to emerging growth companies, middle market companies and Fortune 50 corps. The singular goal for these type of reputations is to accelerate stakeholder support, business sales and growth.
Tony is a recognized specialist in communications of material importance to clients. These involve client communications matters materially important to the organization, stakeholders and supporters - - matters that are critical to the ability of the enterprise to be sustainable and prosperous, including in the face of negative developments or reputation assertions.
In 2003, Tony co-founded a national strategic reputation, branding, and communications boutique headquartered in NYC and Naples, Fl.. Previously, Tony was for 12 years a member of the senior executive leadership team of Saatchi & Saatchi Rowland Communications Worldwide, with lead management responsibilities in three areas. He was President of the marketing and communications strategy consulting arm; President of the National Reputation Practice, working in the areas of image development, positioning and branding, business-to-business and social responsibility; and he also was the firm-wide Chief Strategy Officer.
Earlier, Tony served for more than thirteen years at Ogilvy & Mather Public Relations (and its predecessor agency) as Executive Vice President. Prior to joining O&MPR, Tony served for three years as public affairs counsel in the Washington D.C. office of Burson-Marsteller, where he conducted government relations, reputation and issues communications and lobbying programs for clients.
Major corporate clients have included Mori Building Company, Ltd., Canon U.S.A, DuPont, ADVO Inc., Merrill Lynch, National Westminster Bank U.S.A., Egon Zehnder International, Duracell, Scott Paper Company, Freeport-McMoRan, Gould Inc., Waste Management Inc. Air Products & Chemical Corp., Nestle U.S.A., Ford Motor Company, The Principal Financial Group, Shell Oil, Southern California Edison Company, EAB Bank, and score of tech/IT software and hardware clients in all stages of development.
His member-based organizational and association clients have included the 50,000 member International Association for Financial Planning, the North American 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance (the major companies in the North American recycled paperboard industry), the 20-company regional trade association of the leading electric power companies and entities in the 13 western U.S. states, the 650,000 member National Association of Professional Women, the American Management Association, Aluminum Association, and North Shore-LIJ Health System—the 100-member facility, second largest non-profit secular healthcare system in the nation, to cite a few examples.
His communications programs have won recognition in the areas of corporate image, business-to-business communications, corporate social responsibility and environmental citizenship, as well as crisis communications – from such organizations as Inside Public Relations’ CIPRA Awards, Mercury Awards, NY Public Relations Society of America, Business Committee for The Arts and The New England Publicity Club for Crisis Communications.
Tony received his Juris Doctor degree from the University Of Baltimore School Of Law. He holds an A.B. from Franklin & Marshall College and also studied at the City of London College, England. He graduated from the Landon Preparatory School for Boys in Bethesda, MD.
While in the New York area, Tony was proud to have served previously as a member of the Board of Directors of The Friends of Green Chimneys, the highly regarded social services leader in restoring possibilities and creating real futures for the NYC tri-state area’s most at-risk children. He also is a trustee of The Jacob Epstein Foundation, a philanthropic fund located in Baltimore, Maryland.
Tony and his wife, Linda, live in the beautiful paradise of Naples, FL. He has great two sons.