Meet Our Team

Tony Smith


Tony Smith co-founded VSA in 1984. Tony has coached and consulted thousands of executives, entrepreneurs, government leaders, and professionals to create breakthrough performance in strategy, sales, profitability, operations, business culture and leadership. Tony’s work with VSA has been featured in major media to over 100 million people. 

“The entire thrust of breakthrough business coaching is to produce a platform for action and thinking that clearly accounts for, yet moves decisively beyond, the past, and would never be predictable based on the past.”

Tony stands for the mission of VSA: to cause bold and effective leadership, in business and in the world.

Angelo Valenti

President & COO

Angelo Valenti, a leading figure in the field of breakthrough coaching, enables corporate executives, individual entrepreneurs, and teams to achieve extraordinary performance in business. As a founding partner in VSA Consulting Group, LLC., he has coached thousands of business executives to cast aside limitations of the past and present in order to create a new high-performance-future.

Applying breakthrough coaching techniques to produce specific business results, he successfully guides executives with diverse business and management objectives such as: bringing products to market, new business development, building teams (executive and sales), creating a culture of high performance, and translating Visions and Strategies to effective actions.

Executives who participate in his programs or coaching consistently report that the new insights gained can be put to immediate use in everyday business environments.

Over the last 20 years, Angelo’s clients have included American Management Association, Cushman and Wakefield, Dentons, Donna Karan, Liquidnet and William Blair. Presently, his focus on working with clients in the financial sector: fintech startups, private equity, asset managers, institutional traders, and investment banking companies.

Ken Mandelbaum

Senior Partner

Ken’s consulting has produced over $1Billion in incremental revenue for his clients.  As Chairman, CEO and owner of several successful companies, Ken brings 35 years of real-world experience to consulting and coaching C-suite executives, high-potential leaders and fast growth entrepreneurs across a broad spectrum of industries committed to growing their companies and organizations. 

He brings transformational methodologies to align and empower teams to achieve unprecedented results with a greater sense of fulfillment and purpose.

Jaqui Jeanes- Lowry

UK Partner

A transformational leadership and executive coach, Jaqui causes transformational breakthroughs with executives and managers in billion dollar enterprises across pharmaceutical, agrochemical, aerospace, manufacturing, finance and more.