August ushers in a new era at Regency Investment Advisors with the addition of new CEO Tony Fazio. Regency created the CEO position to help manage and facilitate its continuing growth, President Dan Ray says. In Tony, Regency found a great fit.
Tony will focus on running the business, allowing Regency’s highly trained group of Advisors to put their entire focus on their clients.
“Everyone at Regency is very happy to have Tony come on board,” Dan says. “His goal is to make sure that, as we go forward, we don’t lose our focus. His No. 1 job is to preserve what’s good about our company, which is client-centered fiduciary service.”
Tony’s 25 years of experience in agribusiness and management make him ideally suited to serve clients in the nation’s most productive farming region. He’s a former chairman of the California Fresh Fruit Association and former commissioner of the California Table Grape Commission.
One of Tony’s primary goals will be to attract, develop and mentor associates at Regency. He’ll also focus on improving client communications by enhancing the company’s client services programs.
“The Advisors and staff at Regency understand that every client has different needs,” he says. “It is so rewarding to know that we are able to help our clients and their families with major life decisions that will have a positive effect on their lives, both now and in the future.”
Tony graduated from California State University, Fresno, with a degree in business administration/marketing. A Fresno native, he remains active on campus, where he’s served as a student mentor for the past seven years. He’s also a graduate of the DuPont United Fresh Industry Leadership Program. Prior to joining Regency, Tony served as CEO of Tri-Boro Fruit Company and president of Fazio Marketing, Inc. Most recently, he launched a new line of Warehouse Management Software Products for the agricultural industry at Famous Software LLC.
Tony and his wife, Stacy, enjoy kayaking, cycling, hiking, and traveling to the beach — any beach — to run. He’s been a runner for more than 20 years.
He’s also an avid photographer, especially of mountain vistas. “I love taking landscape photos in the Sierra Nevadas,” he says. “It was a passion of mine in college, and I am enjoying it now more than ever.”
Tony and Stacy have two children, Megan and Christian. They also have two dogs, Sandy and Buster. “I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as the new CEO at Regency,” he says. “We share a common passion for client service and a commitment to the community. I have the highest respect for the people at Regency and their dedication to their clients.”