Anthony Flynn is a Venture Partner with Praxis and serves as CEO of WorkFaith Connection, which has a mission to build faith and career skills for the marketplace. In addition, Anthony accelerates CEOs, Key Executives and their companies through his newest venture, Amazing CEO. Anthony founded Gifted in 2012 and represented the organization as a 2014 Fellow in the Praxis Non-Profit Accelerator. He has spent the last 20 years in high-capacity leadership roles in the public and non-profit sectors, including work with three Fortune 100 giants. He is the author of The Execution Pipeline: A Step-by-Step Guide to Moving Your Business Idea From Dream to Reality and co-author of The Happiness Map: Finding Fulfillment in Life and Work. Anthony earned a business degree at The University of Memphis and an advanced degree from Memphis Theological Seminary. Anthony resides in Atlanta, Georgia and loves hanging out with his amazing wife, son and daughter.
Launched in Atlanta with 2 part-time staff in February of 2012, the organization has managed to help more than 200 students accumulate more than $22 Million in scholarships and subsidized funding for college. Students have attended Harvard, Stanford, Dartmouth, Georgia Tech, Emory, Syracuse and more. In 2016, the organization pivoted to focus primarily on Workforce Readiness for the Opportunity Youth sector i.e. 16 to 24 year olds who are out of work and/or out of school. Workforce partners include Chick-fil-A, Chick-fil-A Foundation, FedEx, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and many more. Gifted specializes in helping to close the employment gap for companies needing to hire a difficult to staff middle-skilled labor force.