Tony Aquila

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Tony Aquila - founder, chairman and CEO of Solera
Anthony Aquila

October 1964
OccupationFounder, Chairman and CEO
EmployerSolera Holdings, Inc. (Former)
Spouse(s)Shelly Aquila
Awards2013 E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year, Technology

Tony Aquila (born October 1964) is an American businessman. [1] He is the founder and former chairman and CEO of Solera Holdings, a technology company that provides risk and asset management software and services to the automotive industry, as well as the property and casualty insurance industry. [2] [3] [4] [5]


Aquila is a serial entrepreneur and an inventor who claims to own over 100 patents [6] . So far only a single applied patent is known [7] . He is also a dealmaker with over 70 transactions worth $15 billion in transaction value. [8] Aquila was also chairman of Sportradar, a provider of sports data intelligence between February 2019 and July 2020. [9]

In 2013, Aquila received the Ernst & Young’s 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year award in the Technology category, [10] the same year in which Aquila was recognized as the highest-paid chief executive in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. [11] Prior to founding Solera, Aquila served in executive positions with Mitchell International, Inc., Ensera, Inc. and MaxMeyer." [12] [13]

Early life

Aquila was born in Richmond, California to an immigrant and military family. [14] After dropping out of high school, Aquila worked at his uncle's body shop sweeping floors and replacing windshields, and later joined the United States Army. [4] [14] [15] [16]

Business career

Solera Holdings, Inc.

Since founding the company in 2005, Aquila served as the chairman and CEO of Solera Holdings until his departure in May 2019. [12] [17]

Mitchell International, Inc.

Aquila is the former president and chief operating officer of Mitchell International, Inc., a company that provides claims estimating and communications software to insurance carriers. Aquila joined Mitchell in 2001 after it had acquired Ensera. [12] [13] [18]

Ensera, Inc.

Aquila was founder and CEO of Ensera, Inc., a claims workflow software company for the vehicle insurance and collision industry. [19]

MaxMeyer America, Inc.

Prior to Ensera, Aquila was founder and CEO of MaxMeyer America, Inc. (a subsidiary of MaxMeyer Duco, SPA, Italy), an importer and distributor of European automotive refinishing products. In 1997, PPG Industries acquired MaxMeyer Duco, SPA. [12] [13] [18]

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