Tony Klein was born in Malvern, a suburb of Melbourne, 44 years ago. He grew up in Glen Iris attending Camberwell South Primary School and Camberwell High School.
He completed his Diploma in Digital Electronics at Box Hill College of TAFE and commenced his employment as an Electronic Engineer in 1983 in Moorabbin.
At the age of 23 he started a small computer cabling and electronic manufacturing & export business. In 1994 he expanded the business into management consulting with a 2 year contract with the Victorian Government as a Multimedia Industry Specialist Consultant in the Investment Branch.
Following this contract he worked as a consultant at the most senior levels in Coles Myer Ltd and Texas Utilities as an Industry Investment Advisor for new projects.
On the completion of these contracts he expanded the business into training, multimedia and tourism.
Today Mr Klein owns and operates the same business with a staff of 35. A large portion of his time is spent working closely, on a voluntary basis, with the Victoria Police at the Regional Branch in Moorabbin on crime prevention in the Bayside and Kingston suburbs.
Mr Klein has lived in Hampton and Beaumaris for the past 18 years. He is happily married and has a vibrant young son who attends Beaumaris Primary School.
“I have worked
extremely hard over the past 20 years to make my business a success. I
have had a rollercoaster ride through the 80’s and 90’s, and we still see
the ups and downs even now. This experience has afforded me with a first
hand insight into the realities of operating a small business”