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Tony Cadena

Tony Cadena

"The core components comprising your MBA are building blocks for successful management.  Through practical application, we will foster an interdisciplinary approach that builds on this strong foundation and enhances your understanding of the subject matter."

Biography

Most recently, Tony Cadena co-founded Tailored Innovation Associates, LLC, whose work is centered on creating a sustainable leadership process and toolset to improve the success rate of innovation implementation in existing organizations.  Prior to founding Tailored Innovation Associates, Tony spent 25 years at Hewlett-Packard in increasingly significant strategic, financial, operational and cross-functional business leadership positions across multiple diverse business units.  His senior management experience in both Finance and Operations spanned organizations ranging from $30M to $20B in revenue.  He’s held global responsibility in Corporate Finance, Software Support, Inkjet Supplies, Inkjet Systems (printers & supplies), and Imaging & Printing Group Operations.  Tony’s financial responsibilities spanned R&D, marketing, manufacturing & operations, customer support, IT, investment portfolio management, accounting policy, accounting compliance, and internal business performance measurement.  Operations areas included consumer customer support, global manufacturing (contracted and owned), sourcing strategies, distribution strategies and crafting an end-to-end supply chain for IPG’s high-end commercial printing businesses.

Tony is recognized for being more than “just a Finance person”.  He is valued for proven communication skills, systems-level thinking and analytics, strong team leadership skills, and proven ability to drive change and achieve results.  He has significant experience in driving transformational organizational and cultural change across complex diverse organizations.  Most notable in this arena was his leadership of the Imaging and Printing Group’s Transformation Program, which resulted in significant cost savings and a dramatic increase in investment for new businesses within the Group.

Always curious, Tony has many diverse interests ranging from current events to history and from golf to home building projects.  Raised in the Bay Area, Tony has resided in Oregon since 1995.

Education

  • M.B.A., Stanford University
  • B.A., Stanford University

Areas of Instruction

Integrative Project, MBA for Professionals Program.

Professional Focus

Finance and Operations Management, Senior Manager Levels