“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes … the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. … You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things. … They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.“
– Steve Jobs
Anthony Malgieri – My Story
I am originally from the North Denver Metro Area, and want to create change at the federal level by representing where I come from. I am proud of my community, and want to serve it in the best way I can.
I work as a Performance Science Consultant, helping individuals and organizations to maximize performance in various metrics through optimizing strategy and/or operations, and also as a Baseball Coach at Mountain Range High School in Westminster where I graduated from.
I’ve been lucky to call Colorado home for almost my entire life. I grew up in Broomfield, and then Thornton in the later years of my childhood. I also had the opportunity to spend time with my grandparents in the small mountain town of Bailey, my grandpa who lived near downtown, and other family members in various parts of the state. I learned how special of a place Colorado is, both in its beautiful landscape and its diverse population. No matter where I’ve been or where I go, Colorado is home.
I was always the quiet kid growing up, constantly picking up all I could in school, sports, and most importantly in how I treated other people. I aimed to be the best version of myself in every aspect of life, and still do. Upon graduation from high school, I moved to California to play college baseball and study at the University of the Pacific in Stockton. After earning my degree in Finance, I moved to Los Angeles in hopes of getting my “adult life” started with my new Corporate Finance and Investor Relations job for a healthcare company. At this point, I learned things from many sources that all led to the same conclusion: the world needs change and it needs it now rather than later.
It was not long before I left my corporate job, and initially moved into consulting. I knew things needed to be different, but I wasn’t sure how yet. So, I worked with other people in trying to figure it out. I was actually enjoying the work I was doing for the first time, but it wasn’t paying the bills. After the life-changing experience of developing a controllable form of epilepsy, and suffering a fall that led to a shoulder replacement, I learned the most important lesson of my life in the most difficult of times. We learn the most from times of adversity, not from the times of success. I saw clearly, my opportunity to dedicate myself to my true dream.
I’ve wanted to be an impactful leader, to change the world someday, ever since I was a small child. During the time in which I felt I was most broken down, I reacquainted myself with my dream, and started preparing myself, chasing it relentlessly. I drove myself to be ready. Our nation needs this same type of new beginning, and I truly believe I am in the perfect position to do my part in leading us there. I’m ready.