Tony Paskauskas (he/him)

Chief Operating Officer

For more than 13 years, Tony has served in various leadership capacities in the nonprofit sector, leading teams that drive the operations, logistics, customer service, and donor stewardship behind a $305 million international philanthropic foundation.

During his time at Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF), Tony led the transformation of the Foundation’s operations, instituted rigorous efficiency measures, and oversaw all supportive functions of a five-year, $300 million comprehensive campaign—the largest in its 54-year history. In addition, Tony’s customer service and donation processing teams facilitated nearly 500,000 donation transactions over the course of the campaign, servicing more than 100,000 individual donors across six continents and in 13 official languages each year.

Managing dozens of professionals in the US, India, Japan, and Korea and volunteer leaders in more than 105 countries, Tony generated more revenue annually than any other producer, managing a program that accounts for as much as 90% of the Foundation’s revenue—The Melvin Jones Fellowship.

Under his leadership and strategic vision, LCIF’s development operations team substantially increased its productivity while absorbing exponential volume increases from previous campaigns. By establishing various operations overseas, he enhanced the global supply chain, distribution, and fulfillment of a world-class donor recognition program. Tony’s involvement in enterprise-wide initiatives transcended his areas of responsibility, contributing meaningfully to strategies that enhanced information technology, fundraising + development, marketing + communications, accounting + finance, human resources, supply chain management, and project management.

The depth and breadth of Tony’s expertise in logistics, operations, client services, and cultivating a comprehensive donor experience underpin his preparedness to enter the start-up world and lead Cooper Coleman to new heights.

He resides in the suburbs of Chicago with his wife, Heather, their three children, and two dogs. Tony is also a youth football and soccer coach in his spare time.

Bachelor of Science, History – Illinois State University