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Richard Anthony

About Me

Rick Anthony is founder and Managing Director of THEANTHONYGROUPinc, a full service management consulting firm specializing in business advisory services, human resource management and performance improvement. He has over 35 years of experience as a manager and counselor to senior management. He is an accomplished speaker on managing human resources and intellectual capital to accomplish business objectives. His book, Organizations, People & Effective Communication, was published in 2008 by University Readers Press. He is a co-organizer of the Philadelphia Chapter of Aging2.0. He currently serves as EVP of Xverity, Inc., a technology enabled health services company focused on supporting outpatients as they transition from a clinical setting to a home environment. He has extensive consulting experience with clients in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Much of his consulting involves diagnostic analysis, coaching, teambuilding and working with groups of managers to establish clarity and priorities around strategic and operational issues. The range of clients has included startups to Fortune 100 companies. For many clients, he has facilitated planning sessions and management retreats. Rick began his career as a teacher and as a creative writer in advertising and public relations. Prior to founding THEANTHONYGROUPinc, he had been Chairman and CEO of the Alexander Consulting Group’s U.S. consulting unit (now AON), where he established the firm’s Global Organizational Effectiveness consulting practice, and Vice President and Principal of Towers Perrin (now Willis, Towers, Watson), one of the world’s largest human resource management consulting firms. He is a member of the adjunct faculty at Villanova University where he teaches courses in Organizational and Leadership Communication, Entrepreneurialism and Managing the Intergenerational Workforce. He also co-authored a chapter in a book titled After Sixty: Marketing to Baby Boomers Reaching Their Big Transition Years. He is a member of several professional groups, including the Council of Communication Managers. He is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America. He is a founding member of the New Product Development Consortium, Inc., New York; a founder and director of iGrandparents.com, an Internet company dedicated to enriching the lives of the nation’s 73 million grandparents and their grandchildren; founder of The Entrepreneurs Network, a group of successful business people focused on starting, buying or turning around companies. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Radnor Studio 21 and hosts two cable television talk shows, “The Entrepreneurs Network” and “30 Minutes with Rick Anthony.” Advisory board memberships include GRAND Media, publisher of GRAND Magazine and www.babyboomers.com. He is an emeritus member of the board of Murex Investments, a social venture capital fund. He was also a member the President’s Council of Immaculata University and the advisory board of the Villanova University Entrepreneurship Program. He has served on the board of directors of the Walnut Street Theatre, the board of trustees of the Presbyterian Medical Center, the Personnel Committee of Pennsylvania Hospital, the board of trustees for the Lay Employees Pension Plan Trust of the Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and the board of trustees of St. Francis Country House. He has also served as executive director of the Delaware County Community Foundation. He is the recipient of the Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 2004 Alumni Medallion. He received an AB from Villanova University, did graduate study at St. Joseph’s University and Temple University, and completed a Harvard Management Program.