Tony Tortorella became the independent member of the Investor Relations Committee in April 2016. Mr. Tortorella is a principal with Cliffordale Capital, LLC, a company he founded in 2004. Cliffordale provides investment capital and strategic guidance to a diversified group of small and mid-sized companies in the tech-enabled services, manufacturing, alternative energy and real estate industries. Mr. Tortorella also serves as a board advisor to the Cliffordale portfolio companies Forsake, Inc. and Blue Sphere Corporate, Inc. Mr. Tortorella previously enjoyed a 30+ year career in the payroll processing industry. His most recent position was President and CEO of Ovation Payroll, which was acquired by Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. in 2013. From 1987 – 2009, Mr. Tortorella served as an Officer and a Vice President at Paychex, Inc.
Mr. Tortorella is a long-time Rochester, NY resident and a 1981 graduate of St. John Fisher College.