- About Us
meet the senior team
TONY SCHWARTZ - PRESIDENT & CEO
Tony Schwartz is the CEO and founder of The Energy Project, which helps companies fuel sustainable high performance by better meeting the needs of their employees.
Tony's most recent book, Be Excellent at Anything: The Four Keys to Transforming the Way We Work and Live, was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. His previous book, The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy Not Time, co-authored with Jim Loehr, spent four months on the New York Times bestseller list and has been translated into 28 languages. Tony is a frequent contributor to numerous publications including the New York Times and the Harvard Business Review, and he is also one of HBR.org's most popular bloggers.
Tony began his career as a journalist. He has been a reporter for the New York Times, an editor at Newsweek, a staff writer at New York and Esquire, and a columnist for Fast Company. He also co-authored the #1 worldwide bestseller The Art of the Deal with Donald Trump, and wrote What Really Matters: Searching for Wisdom in America.
Tony has delivered keynotes to audiences around the world and has worked with leaders at dozens of organizations including Google, Apple, Coca Cola, Wells Fargo, Ernst and Young, Tupperware, and Genentech, as well as the World Economic Forum, the Los Angeles Police Department, Teach for America, the Cleveland Clinic and the National Security Agency.
ANNIE PERRIN - SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, FACILITATION & CONTENT
Since joining the Energy Project in 2006, Annie has focused on facilitating our 16-hour core curriculum in large organizations, coaching senior executives and delivering keynotes. Annie has facilitated and coached senior leaders at organizations including Barclays Bank, Google, Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Cleveland Clinic and Wachovia Bank. She has also delivered keynotes at a range of organizations including Ernst and Young, the Visiting Nurses of New York and Morgan Stanley.
Prior to The Energy Project, Annie spent 15 years as a psychotherapist with a focus on trauma survivors. She spent seven years working with children at The Andrus Center in Yonkers, New York, and also worked with survivors of 9/11. Annie has lectured about trauma and resilience at Columbia University and Manhattanville College, and has trained and supervised graduate students from New York University, Pratt and Hunter College. She is one of the co-authors of "Understanding The Dance Therapy Group".
In 2004, Annie was honored by the Sanctuary Institute with the "Sanctuary Hero Award" for her outstanding work in the field of trauma. Annie earned her Bachelor's degree in Education and a second undergraduate degree in Dance from Buffalo State College. She received her Master's degree in Dance Movement therapy from Hunter College. Annie is also a National Certified Counselor.
CORRY DEVIN - SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING & STRATEGY
Corry has ten years of experience in digital marketing and e-commerce. Prior to joining The Energy Project in early 2009, she worked at A&E Television Networks for seven years, where she oversaw the development of digital and on-air marketing strategies for the consumer products division across several brands, including A&E Television, The History Channel and The Biography Channel. Before that, Corry led digital media and online marketing initiatives for Sellsonic, an e-commerce management company, and for Sumner Communications, a leading publisher of wholesale trade magazines and websites. She also ran her own consulting business.
Corry has spoken at numerous conferences about using digital media to drive consumer engagement through relevancy, and has been profiled in DM News magazine. Corry attended Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, where she graduated from the honors program with a BA in Advertising. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, James, and their two sons.
SHERYL KING - SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS
Since joining The Energy Project in 2008, Sheryl has been responsible for providing client support for the company and coordinating program details. She is the main point of contact for all program coordination including scheduling, logistical details, materials and evaluations.
Prior to The Energy Project, Sheryl spent 16 years in the mortgage industry in roles ranging from sales and underwriting management to fraud investigations. She has in-depth experience in training, research analysis, management and real estate lending. Sheryl has also been a trainer, and has presented at fraud prevention conferences.
Sheryl attended Long Island University in Southampton, NY, and completed the NJ Mortgage Bankers License program.
STEVE LUNZ - Senior Vice President, Sales & Business Development
Steve is responsible for the sales and business development strategy and execution at The Energy Project. He has worked with large corporations for over two decades to develop meaningful performance improvement solutions and is passionately focused on exceeding client expectations in all phases of the sales and delivery process.
Previously, Steve ran his own consulting practice focused on sales force development and strategic sales execution. In this role, Steve served as an interim SVP of Sales and Marketing for Alliance Performance Systems, a leading provider of strategic training solutions for the health care industry. He also worked with small start-up companies, helping them to develop customer-centric sales strategies and marketing plans.
Prior to running his own consulting practice, Steve served as Vice President of Sales at Huthwaite, the world’s leading sales behavior change consulting company. In this role he served on the leadership team that increased Huthwaite’s revenue by 70% over a six-year period of time. Previously, he worked in San Francisco for the Ninth House Network, a venture capital backed broadband e-Learning provider as a Territory Sales Manager. Steve lives in New York with his wife Kathleen, and two children, Michaela and Jack.