Anatoly “Tony” Vanetik is a businessman and venture capitalist with global experience in investing, consulting, and growing companies around the world. His professional past particularly lies in international deals with countries of the former Soviet Union. He has nearly eighteen years of experience as a trusted advisor and fiscal supporter for various companies.
Tony Vanetik grew up in the Soviet Union and attended Kiev University, where he majored in Mechanical Engineering and graduated with a Master of Science degree. He moved to the United States in 1978 and then began his professional career by working for a Lockheed Martin subsidiary, offering his skills as a mechanical engineer in major projects. He then branched out on his own to found Componex Corp., an engineering firm. Tony operated Componex Corp. until it was successfully sold in 1988, and at this point he delved more into the oil and gas industries.
Tony continued to work in oil and gas for years, taking a liking to the industry, the challenges it presented, the opportunities that arose from the industry, and the changes that his leadership skills and business expertise could bring to the table. his After this experience Tony got involved in some of the most influential businesses in Kazakhstan and the former Commonwealth of Independent States (following the breakup of the Soviet Union). He conducted business on an international level, investing in and advising major ventures so successfully that within just a few years he was named Businessman of the Year by Business in the Former USSR Magazine, a prominent Russian publication. In addition to his numerous independent ventures into oil companies, Tony was the principal investor, co-founder and CEO of Poladyne Corporation, a major proprietary lubricant manufacturing company.
One of the things that sets Tony apart as a businessman is his ability to merge business initiatives together from around the world. He has been a key figure in selling numerous Kazakhstani oil and gas licenses to oil and gas exploration companies in the Western world. As a strategic consultant, he offered his expertise in legal rights and licensing deals, which shaped major deals between Western nations and Kazakhstan and Russia in the mining, exploration, and eventual sales of oil and gas. Additionally, Vanetik has a wealth of experience working with individuals of varied backgrounds and helping to facilitate negiotations and shape the minds of businesses and their strategies moving forward.
In addition to these professional pursuits, Tony continues to make use of his background in mechanical engineering. To date, Tony Vanetik has filed for and received four patents in the plotter industry which he holds to this day.
Now Anatoly Vanetik primarily focuses on his role as President and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Vanetik and Associates, which is based in California. He founded the company in 1995 and Vanetik and Associates continues to be a popular venture and consulting firm in the resource industry. His roles include and are not limited to overseeing the company on a broad scale and weighing in on important business and administrative decisions to ensure the future success and sustainability of the business at large.
He is also an art enthusiast and has a blog devoted to the history and appreciation of art— from classical masterworks to contemporary visionaries. On it, he blogs frequently on topics ranging from expansive art history projects to looks at specific pieces and artists that he feels are worth examining.