Tony Aquila is an American businessperson, investor, serial entrepreneur, and inventor associated with 100+ patents in the automotive, aeronautics and cybersecurity sectors. He is the Chairman, CEO, and largest investor in Canoo, an advanced mobility and technology company with a mission to Bring EVs (Electric Vehicles) to Everyone. In 2022, Tony was appointed to the Future Mobility Council for the State of Arkansas by Governor Hutchinson.
He is also the founder of AFV Partners LLC, a long-term sustainable capital vehicle that invests globally in assets that contribute to a net positive impact on the environment. Tony has executed more than 70+ transactions with $15bn+ in aggregate value and an industry leading return profile.
In 2005, Tony launched Solera, an automotive technology company. He took Solera public through a $1 billion IPO in 2007 and private again in 2016, at a valuation of $6.5 billion. During his tenure as CEO, Solera significantly expanded market share, executed more than 50 acquisitions, and employed more than 7,000 people in 90+ countries.
Tony has a “do-it-different” approach to innovation and is set to bring sustainable and purpose driven EVs to the heartlands and beyond. He is deeply rooted in his reverence for nature, affordable mobility for everyone, and helping businesses and teams succeed to make a lasting difference in the world.