Anthony Tjan is an entrepreneur, strategic adviser, and venture investor who has sought at each step of his career to channel the power of good people and authentic culture into enduring value. Tjan began his career with McKinsey & Company. In 1996, he founded the Internet services firm ZEFER, which grew to more than $100 million in annual revenues before merging with NEC. Tjan then joined the boutique strategic advisory group Parthenon (now Parthenon E-Y) as its Vice Chairman and began his tenure as senior strategic advisor to CEO of the Thomson Corporation. There, Tjan helped catalyze one of the world’s largest information media transformations, developing and executing a business and cultural strategy that led to the creation of Thomson Reuters.
Today, this business-builder and human capital expert embodies a people-first philosophy in his work as CEO of the Boston-based investment firm The Cue Ball Group and as chairman of MiniLuxe, a tech-enabled retail lifestyle brand with a mission to elevate the nail salon industry through experience design, health and hygiene, and professional fulfillment. Tjan serves as a board member for several rapidly scaling culture-technology companies and as a senior adviser to public figures and research organizations like the MIT Media Lab. He is the author of the upcoming book Good People and a co-author of Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck—a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller.