Founder and Chair
Tony DiBenedetto is a technology executive, entrepreneur and philanthropist with more than 35 years of experience in business innovation and high-impact growth. He is the founder and chair of Think Big for Kids, a nonprofit organization that helps underprivileged youth discover their untapped potential through career exploration, mentorship, skills development and job readiness. The former CEO of technology company Tribridge, he currently serves as Chairman & CEO of Appspace and as a board member for several companies, including 3Cloud and BlockSpaces.
Tony founded Think Big for Kids in 2016 with the mission to help deserving kids break out of the poverty cycle while fueling the economy with talent to fill high-demand positions in growing industries. Since exiting Tribridge in 2017, Tony has grown the initiative to a fully operational organization having served more than 3,500 students to date.
Tony earned partnership at Arthur Andersen before founding Tribridge in 1998. As CEO, he led the company through the acquisition and integration of several companies, resulting in a compounded annual revenue growth rate of over 40 percent each year. Under his guidance, Tribridge grew from a start-up to a $175 million company with over 850 team members across the U.S. and EMEA. He also served as CEO of Concerto Cloud Services, a subsidiary of Tribridge. In July 2017, Tony led the acquisition of Tribridge and Concerto by DXC Technology Company, (NYSE: DXC).
Tony was named the first Executive Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Tampa Bay Wave, where he mentors growth-stage companies. 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, he was also recognized with the Community Dedication and Leadership Award by Tampa Bay Tech and named among the Top 25 Technology Disrupters in the country by CRN.
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