Tony Velleca is Chief Information Officer of UST Global, responsible for information technology, communications and security services for global operations spanning more than 26 countries. Tony was selected by ComputerWorld as one of 2010’s Premier 100 IT Leaders for driving positive change and innovation through technology.
In addition to his role as CIO, Tony is responsible for strategic partnerships. The most successful partners are new, innovative technology that offer potentially disruptive capabilities. To be in a position to recommend these capabilities to clients, UST Global often implements their technology before recommending them to clients.
Prior to his role as CIO, Tony was responsible for Global Services. In this role, he implemented the “Think, Plan, Build, Verify and Run” service framework and aligned the major service offerings to this framework.
He also pioneered an innovative leadership development program called the personal brand and thought leadership project. As a result of this program, many innovative service offerings were created ahead of their time giving UST Global a first mover advantage around mobile, social, “software as a service” and advanced analytics.
Prior to his role as VP of Global Services, Tony was responsible for creating Global Relationship Management. A key part of UST Global’s differentiation is to be a strategic partner to our clients. This team of former CIOs and senior Consultants ensures that UST Global is consistently offering value to our clients and has been a key contributor to UST Global’s perfect client retention and industry-leading growth.
Tony has been with UST Global since 2000. Prior to joining UST Global, Tony was a co-founder and the Chief Technology Officer at huddle247.com, which PC Magazine had rated among the top virtual workspace solutions in 2000.
Prior to huddle247.com, he worked for Boeing (formerly McDonnell Douglas) and Rolls-Royce, Inc. where he spent most of his career in conceptual design and optimization of propulsion systems for next generation commercial and military aircraft.
Tony holds a BS degree in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA (Honors) from University of California, Irvine.