Tino Mantella

Partner and Senior Advisor

Tino Mantella joined Turknett Leadership as President and CEO in October of 2018 and is now a Partner and Senior Advisor. Over the course of his career, he has led some of the nation’s largest non-profit organizations as well as for-profit companies in diversified fields such as human and social services, health, and technology.

Under his guidance, the Technology Association of Georgia and the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago became the largest institutions of their kind in North America. His track record of accelerating impact related to the lives of people, the congruity of teams, and the effectiveness of organizations is evident in his national publication recognized reputation of being a versatile, innovative leader. His current focus is on seeing that the Turknett mission of ‘spreading leadership character around the globe’ is carried out to its fullest extent to impact a greater number of people and leaders.

Career Highlights

  • Led team to build the largest tech trade association in North America with growth from under 350 members to over 36,000
  • First not-for-profit recipient of Fast Company’s George Land award for innovation
  • Disseminated over $50 million dollars toward finding cures for arthritic diseases
  • While CEO of a growing for-profit company launched a program to recruit Regional Presidents. Today, there are over thirty leaders, representing the company, across the USA
  • Ran the largest single-room occupancy housing complex in the state of Illinois
  • Launched what has become a prestigious 501-C6 organization focusing on National Security Policy
  • Recognized by Governor Deal for service to the state of Georgia
  • Successfully spearheaded a gang intervention initiative for the City of Chicago for Mayor Richard M. Daley. During the summer of the program gang deaths in the focus-region of the city declined from sixteen to zero

Areas of Specialization

  • Strategic planning & development
  • Financial management
  • Development and delivery of innovative services
  • Customer and staff relations
  • Fundraising
  • Public speaking
  • Team building
  • Alignment of the mission to vision, goals, operating plan, and budget
  • Creating measures to evaluate short term and long-term organizational success
  • Public policy
  • Purposeful networking

Unique Attributes

  • Able to traverse careers leading for-profit and not-for-profit companies that include but are not limited to disciplines in health, technology, human services, leadership development, and security
  • Division one collegiate athlete. Captain of the Temple University Wrestling team
  • The Organizer of public policy efforts that led me to interface with national and local leaders and affect change
  • Provided leadership and guidance to numerous not-for-profit leaders


Board/Advisory Roles

  • Board of Directors of Families First
  • Hobbies

    Cycling on Peloton, Tennis, Listening to Audible

  • Favorite Food

    Healthy Italian Food

  • Band


  • Movie

    It’s a Wonderful Life, Rocky, Schindler’s List, Anything my actress daughter Cara is in

  • Super Power

    Giving Super Powers to Others

  • TV Show

    Parenthood, Cheers, Lodge 49

  • Book

    The Score Takes Care of Itself

  • Quote

    Lead, follow, or get out of the way

Consultant Insights

  • My ideal client is someone that:

    Has a desire and the fortitude to reach level 5 leadership.

  • The highlight of my career so far has been:

    Helping to get gang members out of Chicago gangs.

  • My philosophy on life is:

    “Dream more than others think practical, expect more than others think possible, care more than others think wise.” – Howard Schultz

  • I hope my legacy is one of:

    I gave it everything I had at every turn resulting in positively impacting others lives.