Philip Tirone has a unique background in creating an emotional bond between a company and its target client base using non-traditional direct marketing technologies, powerful written-word strategies, and data analytics.
Philip is the ultimate comeback kid. He was denied entrance into all universities except one, which accepted him on the condition that he enrolled in remedial English. Four years later, he graduated from Arizona State University as Man of the Year.
Philip believes that unique situations create an exceptional man. As a young man, he volunteered in Calcutta with Mother Teresa. He once lived in an 800-square-foot home in Mexico with nine people and no running water. He almost entered the Catholic seminary; when he realized he was not being called to the priesthood, he created a program that increased enrollment to the priesthood for the Los Angeles diocese by 500 percent in two years.
He is a devoted Catholic and serves on the Governing Board of Directors for all 21 Great Hearts academies in Arizona.
Cristofer Pereyra is the Chief Executive Officer for Tepeyac Leadership, Inc., a non‐profit organization dedicated to civic leadership development for lay Catholic professionals. Through its signature program TLI, the organization provides a catalyst development experience which equips professionals to become virtuous leaders, influencing the culture and serving the common good.
Pereyra is a native of Peru, where he lived until the age of 15. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Arizona State University and a Master of Business Administration from Grand Canyon University.
Pereyra’s professional career started in media, in the year 1999 when he worked for Univision Communications. For five years he was a television news reporter for Univision’s local station KTVW Channel 33. He then left media to go into business for himself. Pereyra successfully ran a real estate brokerage and insurance firm for a period of 14 years.
In 2014, Pereyra was asked by Bishop Thomas Olmsted of the Diocese of Phoenix to run the Hispanic Mission Office, office which he still holds simultaneously with his work for Tepeyac Leadership, Inc.
Pereyra has travelled extensively through Latin America and is a consultant for many organizations on how to best engage the Hispanic community, understanding its history, values, hopes and challenges.
For 6 years, Pereyra was a radio show host for En Familia radio, a Spanish Catholic radio station focused on family values, faith and community. In Pereyra’s words “success in life is measured by the number of lives we touch while pouring ourselves entirely into the service of others.”