About Tony Parella

Tony Parella

Tony Parella is the founder of the Parella Group. A graduate of Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program, and a 23-year veteran of the telecommunications industry, Parella has served in a number of executive management positions throughout his career. Most recently, Tony served as Chairman of Shared Technologies Inc., a company he led since 2004. Highlights of Tony's professional career include:

  • Founder of MFS Intelenet
  • Founder of Allegiance Telecom
  • Purchased Shared Technologies from bankruptcy as CEO
  • Completed the sale of Shared Technologies to Arrow Electronics [ARW]
  • Completed several corporate acquisitions, both private and public
  • FORTUNE Top 100 Companies to Work For as Shared Technologies CEO - 4 consecutive years
  • Best Company in Texas to Work For as Shared Technologies CEO - 5 consecutive years
  • Recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award - 2009
  • Recipient of the ESGR Pro Patria Award - 2008
  • Finalist of the Dallas CEO of the Year Award - 2008
  • Author of Fractured to Fortune
  • Author of "Winning in Telecom," featured in Telecom Leadership Strategies