Tony Gattari was born in Sydney’s outer western suburbs to hard-working Italian parents. Deciding early on that he didn’t want an ordinary life, Tony graduated from the University of Western Sydney with a business degree and secured a job as a co-ordinator of Harvey Norman’s computer and communications division. Within a few years he was promoted to general manager and increased the division’s turnover from a healthy $12 million to a staggering $565 million.
At the height of his success, Tony left Harvey Norman and began his own venture, Smartbuy (which later became Uniqueworld), in the field of online retailing. It was during this time that Tony’s courage was really tested, as he was forced to overcome technology stock crashes, collapsed business partnerships, nervous investors and a myriad of other problems. He quickly learnt that attitude to adversity was what determined true success in life. Tony survived a ‘perfect storm’ of market trouble and emerged as the CEO of a profitable technology company, bringing nearly all of his original employees with him.
In March 2002, Tony stepped down as CEO of Uniqueworld to set up a new company, Achievers Group Pty Ltd. Some of his large business clients include, Cisco, Australia Post, Domayne, LG Electronics, Mortgage Choice, Rebel Sport, in addition to more than 90 small to medium-sized businesses.
Known as a ‘doer’, Tony is also a powerful business speaker who has educated thousands of business owners around the world. He is the author of Pillars of Business Success and has articles read by over 200,000 people every month.