Tony Gattari’s expertise as a business educator is sought after due to his passionate practical, real life and enthusiastic style makes him the perfect speaker for the ‘hard sessions’. Tony graduated from the University of Western Sydney with a business degree and secured a job as an organiser of Harvey Norman’s computer and communications division. Within a few years he was promoted to general manager and increased the division’s turnover from a healthy $12 million to a staggering $565 million.
At the height of his success, Tony Gattari left Harvey Norman and began his own venture, Smartbuy in the field of online retailing. It was during this time that Tony’s courage was really tested, as he was forced to overcome technology stock crashes, collapsed business partnerships, nervous investors and a myriad of other problems. He quickly learnt that attitude to adversity was what determined true success in life. Tony survived a ‘perfect storm’ of market trouble and emerged as the CEO of a profitable technology company, bringing nearly all of his original employees with him.
In March 2002, Tony stepped down as CEO of Uniqueworld to set up a new company, Achievers Group Pty Ltd. Some of his large business clients include, Cisco, Australia Post, Gloria Jeans, Harvey Norman, LG Electronics, Sanyo, Mortgage Choice, Rebel Sport and many other names in addition to more than 110 small to medium sized businesses. Tony also spent one year working as a CEO of a Public listed retailer.
Known as a ‘doer’, Tony Gattari is also a powerful business speaker who has educated thousands of business owners around the world. He is the co-author of “Pillars of Business Success” and “Marketing success” and has contributed as a key author to “Secrets of Tops Sales Professionals Exposed “ and “Secrets of Marketing experts exposed” and has articles read by over 200,000 people every month. He has also starred in a number of business training products and has also created and presented a business building program on Pay TV.
Tony is considered to be a “Guru” in sales, marketing, negotiation and particularly retail.