Tony Bender
SVP and CIO Culligan International Company

Tony Bender

Tony is SVP & CIO, Culligan International Company. Tony is a serial CIO (6x) with 30+ years of global IT and business transformation experience; and an additional ten years of management consulting experience. He has direct experience working with over 30 companies (publicly traded and private equity), primarily in the consumer goods and manufacturing industries.

Prior to his current role at Culligan, Tony was a full-time Operations Advisor supporting Advent International and their private equity portfolio companies for more than four years. Before his engagement with Advent, Tony served as Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Global Business Services at Edgewell Personal Care, a $2.3B global personal care company; Vice President, Chief Information Officer at Energizer Holdings, Inc.; Vice President, IT at Unilever; Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Alberto Culver Company; Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at The Relizon Company; VP & CIO at Dan River. Earlier in his career, Tony was a supply chain practice leader with Price Waterhouse in their Manufacturing Management Consulting practice.

Tony received his undergraduate degree from Frostburg State University in economics and completed his graduate work in business administration at Shippensburg University.

He is an active member, advisor, mentor and investor with two angel investing organizations: St. Louis Arch Angels (St. Louis, MO) and Central Texas Angel Network (Austin, TX).

Tony is married with two sons and resides in Austin, TX with his family. His Culligan office is in Rosemont, IL.