Tony is a co-founder and Executive Chairman of Everest Education (E2), a leading after-school education provider in Vietnam. Everest Education offers live small classes online and operates a network of premium learning centers offering a variety of subjects, including math, English Language Arts, college admissions consulting, test prep, and tutoring.
Since 2014, he also has been a board member at Nam Long, a publicly-traded real estate developer where he has actively advised on growth strategy and digital transformation. Nam Long has grown its market capitalization from $100 million since 2014 to over $1 billion in 2021, and has ambitious plans to further accelerate growth.
Previously, Tony was a co-founder of TOP MOT, an e-commerce startup in Vietnam (2015-2017). Before this, Tony was a public equities and private equity investor for Bridger Capital, a long-short equities hedge fund (2008-2015), investing in companies globally but with a focus on Chinese and Vietnamese markets.
Tony held a number of positions as a PE investor at TPG Capital (Summer 2007) and CIVC Partners (2004 - 2006). Tony began his career as an investment banker at Jefferies LLC and Morgan Stanley in Silicon Valley.
He also spends significant time with non-profits related to building communities and leadership. In 2009, Tony founded Sponsors for Educational Opportunity – Vietnam (SEO-Vietnam), a non-profit developing leadership capacity among professionals who will make a difference in Vietnam. In 2004, he co-founded UNAVSA, the largest non-profit in the Vietnamese American community focusing on youth development.
Tony lives in Los Angeles, CA with his wife and two children.
M.B.A., Harvard Business School
M.S. in Industrial Engineering, Stanford University
B.A. in Economics, Stanford University