With humble beginnings, Tony Christensen discovered early in life how much he enjoyed strategizing. A prankster at heart, he brings a rare blend of fun and expertise to the industry that’s contagious. With a dynamic personality and drive that rivals an Olympic athlete, Tony effortlessly engages those around him with his enthusiasm for pursuing complex challenges. Whether it’s learning to speak Thai or conquering a Christmas Eve ski trip, he faces adversity head on, never uttering, “It can’t be done”.
With strong family ties, Tony joined the Powell Christensen team in 2001, moving from Plant Manager to Territory Sales Manager to Director of Wholesale and Transportation in less than a decade. In his current role as President and Chief Operations Officer, Tony is actively engaged in strategic planning, organizational development, and execution. Prior to joining R.E. Powell, he worked as a financial analyst at Kemper Insurance and was Director of Business Development at MyComputer.com (Omniture.com) – now a division of Adobe Systems.
Tony currently serves as Chair for the Shell National Distributor Council and is a member of Vistage International. When he’s not knee-deep in strategy, he can be found with his wife and four kids skiing, cycling or boating. Tony has a B.S. in Business Management from Brigham Young University, and an M.B.A. from the University of Washington.