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Tony Whatley

Mentor | Entrepreneur | Engineer | Car Fanatic

Tony Whatley is a business mentor, speaker, best-selling author, and podcast host. He is best known as Co-Founder of LS1Tech, an online automotive community which grew into the largest of its kind, with over 300,000 registered members. This business sold for millions in only five years after starting. Amazingly; it was just his part-time business!

Tony once led a successful corporate career with over 27 years experience in oil/gas, managing $100MM+ international EPIC projects. He has built and scaled project management departments, and consulted within Fortune 100 corporations on systems, processes, and leadership. Tony also has extensive experience in procurement and contract laws, as well as contract negotiation. In 2015, Tony decided to focus on building businesses full-time, and left behind a multiple six-figure salary range to do what he loves.

Tony earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, from The University of Houston. He is also a Certified Project Manager, as well as serving as club president of Toastmasters, a public speaking and leadership training group.

When he is not doing work to build his legacy, you can find him and his wife, Lisa, exploring the world or racing high performance cars.

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Industry Experience

  • 27 Years – Oil & Gas (upstream, midstream, downstream, offshore)
  • 17 Years – Automotive Aftermarket (retail, marketing, events, media)
  • 16 Years – Digital Marketing, Branding, Website Development
  • 15 Years – Restaurants & Brewery (management, sales)
  • 12 Years – Small Business Consulting & Startups

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