Tony Tennaro founded Cornerstone Initiatives in 2004 for the purpose of offering The C12 Group programs in the Greater Charlotte business community. His mission "Moving businesses, through those who lead them, onto God's agenda releasing the transforming power of Jesus Christ into all they touch. His Vision for Greater Charlotte states Integrated lives, Transformed businesses and Eternal success!"
Tony enjoyed a successful career of increasing responsibilities in sales, marketing and general management in both large corporations and smaller entrepreneurial companies. Starting with the Quaker State Corporation, he advanced through a number of assignments to the position of leading their worldwide independent distributor business, representing one-third of this Fortune 500 Companys total business. Tony was later recruited by Black & Decker to lead its new Automotive Sales Division. Constantly finding himself in the middle of corporate start-ups and turnaround situations, Tony was attracted to seek smaller entrepreneurial companies and the role of executive, partner and owner. This provided relevant experiences for him to share with others across a range of consumer and industrial markets, products and services.
As C12 Chair, he enthusiastically serves marketplace leaders, sharing his love of business strategy and performance, integrated into his foundation of faith. Results matter! How we treat people, handle money and the excellence of our products and services is simply the start of leading a successful and significant business. A profitable and well led business is an excellent platform from which to positively impact others and its greater purpose.
Tony speaks with groups of business leaders and at conferences on the topics of Your Next Right Move how to make wise decisions and advance careers and Recalculating Route a GPS for getting back on course and staying there.
The love and relationship of his family - wife Sheila, daughters Rebecca and her husband Neal, Laura and her husband Jon and Taryn plus grandsons- Ethan, Mathew and Cooper gives Tony daily opportunities to rejoice and be glad from their home in Waxhaw, NC.
For we are Gods Masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus so that we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.(Ephesians 2:10).
Successful people ask better questions and, as a result, get better answers. Many accomplished CEOs are infamous for their curiosity and enthusiastic questioning of customers and staffers alike. Asking timely, strategic questions is a conversational skill that makes us better at everything related to life and leadership.