Meet Our Team

Tony Carthen, M.A.

Tony Carthen, M.A. Senior Consultant

Phone: +1 612.259.4248

Tony enjoys figuring out how various individual characteristics translate into leadership capabilities. He has a passion for helping organizations make smart hiring decisions, developing talent, and helping leaders realize their potential. He has a natural curiosity and takes delight in partnering with clients to understand their unique needs.


  • Analysis of assessment data leading to hiring recommendations for a wide range of roles within various organizations.
  • Performing business simulations and providing unique insight into sound talent decisions.
  • Conducting job analyses and designing training initiatives.
  • Partnering with organizations in various fields such as education, food service, city government, and nonprofits.


  • Validated selection criteria on tenure and performance, analyzing data for an industry-leading foodservice organization.
  • Led focus groups preparing corrections majors for entry-level positions in rehabilitation programs.
  • Designed career development courses with focus on interviewing skills and resume writing.
  • Compiled research and designed a leader and employee onboarding program for a city government.
  • Conducted job analyses and created training program for employees in university residential life and advising professors.


  • M.A., Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • B.S., Psychobiology, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

In his free time, Tony enjoys playing basketball, reading comics, drawing, discovering new music, going on cinematic adventures, and socializing with friends. He is also passionate about fostering development in others, making an impact by mentoring students and empowering youth in volunteer efforts.

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At MDA Leadership, we know there are no one-size-fits-all solutions for every organization. We take the time to get to know your business and your leadership needs and recommend a range of options that are the best fit for your growth goals. Let's see how MDA Leadership can optimize your Talent Strategy for the Long Run®.