Member Bio

Tony Saunders

FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER

Tony Saunders is the Founder and Managing Partner of Volte, an umbrella entity formed to partner with organizations to provide financial and operational advisory services, equity, as well as interim and permanent management services. He serves as the Chief Executive Officer and is a shareholder of Xenith, an industry-leading football equipment and apparel company. In addition, he is the Owner and Chairman of Fathead, which Volte acquired in March 2020. Prior to acquiring Fathead, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Rock Ventures, the umbrella entity formed to provide operational coordination, guidance and integration to Dan Gilbert’s portfolio of companies and investments.

From 2015-2017, Tony served as the Chief Restructuring Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Wayne County, MI. He led initiatives which eliminated the County’s structural and accumulated deficits. He has also served in roles for the State of Michigan, Michigan Department of Treasury, and the Detroit City Council.

Tony is a graduate of The University of Michigan and served as a member of the Detroit Financial Review Commission.

Tony is a native Detroiter and currently resides in the city with his two daughters.