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Anthony Nader

Managing Director, SWaN & Legend Venture Partners

Anthony (Tony) Nader is Managing Director of SWaN & Legend Venture Partners.

Anthony (Tony) Nader is Managing Director of SWaN & Legend Venture Partners.  In 2006, he and his two partners founded SWaN Investors and, in 2012, partnered with Legend Investors to form SWaN & Legend Venture Partners.  The multi-stage venture capital firm invests in high-growth, high-quality organizations and the entrepreneurs behind them. 

Nader is also Vice Chairman at Asurion, a company that he successfully merged with his company, NEW, in 2008.  Nader joined the upstart NEW in 1990 as Chief Operating Officer, was named President in 1999 and Chief Executive Officer in 2006.  Under his leadership, NEW grew to be the largest global provider of extended service plans for the consumer electronics and appliance industry.  The company does billions of dollars of insurance, under special lines regulations, for both mobile phone carriers and retailers around the world.  For over twenty years, NEW grew at a compounded rate in excess of 20 percent.  During his tenure, Nader focused the organization on delivering high quality customer care, developing innovative solutions, and creating strong client partnerships, with emphasis on hiring, developing and retaining extraordinary people.  

Before joining NEW, Nader was the Product Manager for extended service contracts at Progressive Corporation in Cleveland, Ohio.  Prior to Progressive, Nader served as a Retail Banking Officer for Ameritrust Company, N.A.

Nader serves on a number of volunteer and for-profit Boards.  He currently is the Chairman of the Inova Health System Board of Trustees, serving in that role since 2017.  Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading non-profit healthcare system.  He is the past chairman of the Inova Health System Foundation Board where he has served since 2001. 

He serves on the Board of Arlington Asset Investment Corporation (NYSE: AAIC); Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE: FRT); BigTeams; DuraStat; MusiCapital and is an active Board Advisor for José Andrés Think Food Group. 

Nader is involved in a number of philanthropic, business and community organizations.  He is a partner in Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which owns the Washington Capitals (NHL), Wizards (NBA), Mystics (WNBA) and Capital One Arena; and a partner in the Washington Nationals (MLB); aXiomatic, which has a controlling interest in e-sports franchise Team Liquid and the Professional Fighters League (PFL).  He is a member of Venture Philanthropy Partners, The Economic Club of Washington, D.C., and the Young Presidents’ Organization-Gold. 

Nader is a graduate of John Carroll University and holds an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.  Nader and his wife, Annette, have three children.

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