Tony Tiedemann (Founder and Chief Executive Officer)
The founder of Tiedemann Globe, Incorporated, Anthony (Tony) Tiedemann, 41, has achieved remarkable success focusing on a niche (exporting used clothing abroad), while also diversifying his interests in several areas.
In the early 1990's, Tiedemann, at the time a recent graduate of Creighton University, began his career in the textile industry in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Since age 17, he had wanted to be an entrepreneur.
In his first job Tiedemann was responsible for 26 cutters in the wiping rag division, supervised the sales department and five ancillary staffers. After only 19 months Tiedemann's employers challenged him with additional responsibility. He transferred to Brownsville, Texas, and, in only seven months, he and a partner achieved a two-year goal to earn $70,000 a month in net profit for the company.
In short succession, Tiedemann became one of the founders of World Clothing Corporation, and quickly made the company one of the leading graders of the used clothing world.
Tiedemann sold his stake in World Clothing Corporation in 1997, but the company is still an industry leader today.
After moving to Arizona in 1998, he started Tiedemann Globe and continued to export used clothing to countries internationally.
Under his direction, his Phoenix-based company grew from a small operation with a few employees to a thriving multi-million dollar international business with almost 200 employees.
Experts in logistics and customer solutions, Tiedemann Globe has earned a reputation for having consistent production and quality, and a dependable team of loyal employees. This commitment to excellence enables Tiedemann Globe to schedule shipments in a timely manner to customers all over the world. Fittingly, Tiedemann Globe was named the U.S. Small Business Administration's 2008 Small Business Exporter of the Year for Arizona.
Tiedemann, who is multi-lingual, has traveled extensively over the last 17 years to cultivate business and build relationships.
A strong believer in diversification, Tiedemann has started several successful subsidiary organizations under Tiedemann Globe’s corporate umbrella. They include a thrift and vintage store in Tempe, Arizona, Tiedemann’s Industrial Supply (TIS) and the Clean Energy Foundation (CEF), his latest venture.
In 2006, Tiedemann opened Loved Ones Lost, a 501 (c)(3), Arizona non-profit organization, which was created to provide donations to select Veterans' organizations. Currently, Loved Ones Lost donates more than $30,000 annually. Because of the generosity of Love Ones Lost Tiedemann was named a life member of the Jewish War Veterans of the USA. On October 23, 2010 Tiedemann was named Person of the Year by Project We Remember.
His mentors include Anthony Robbins, Zig Ziglar, Tom Hopkins and Dr. Stephen Covey. Tiedemann is one of only two certified Phoenix-based instructors in Silva Ultramind ESP System.
A 1991 alumnus of Creighton University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business and became a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, Tiedemann was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska.
His varied interests include baseball and martial arts. The founder of the Arizona Grinders Club Baseball teams (11U and 9U), he's been a student of Kenpo Karate since 2003.
Tiedemann, a Chandler resident since 1998, married Chris Johnson Tiedemann in 1997. Together, they have three boys (Nicholas, 11, Mitchell, 9, and Joshua, 6).
Amy Tiedemann (President)
Amy Tiedemann was promoted to President of Tiedemann Globe on May 5, 2011. In her previous role as Senior Vice President, Amy Tiedemann hired, trained, developed and setup systems for mid-management employees. She oversee the operations of Raghouse.com, Tiedemann Globe Vintage, Tiedemann Industrial Supply (TIS) and the clothing collection department.A Registered Nurse (RN),Tiedemann began her career with Tiedemann Globe in the corporate front office. She later gained valuable experience in the vintage department (trendy, popular new and used clothing or garments 20 years or older). In 2006, she opened and established Tiedemann's Family Thrift & Vintage. She supervises the human resources department and is responsible for increasing sales in all areas. Born in Omaha, NE, she lived in Chicago for five years before moving to Phoenix in 2003.
Tim Tiedemann (VP, Infrastructure, Security, & Information Technology)
Tim Tiedemann’s wide range of responsibilities at Tiedemann Globe include overseeing new system facilitation, current system enhancement and directing the development, implementation and administration of all information technology.
He defines and improves all system and network operations processes and implements localization or globalization of software. He also evaluates and identifies new technologies for implementation. In 2011 he took on additional responsibilties in human resources.
Tiedemann integrates software with existing systems, installs all new hardware, systems, and software for company networks. He performs troubleshooting analysis of servers, workstations and associated systems, manages user accounts, permissions, e-mail, anti-virus, anti-spam and oversees software and network security.
Tiedemann draws on 21 years of manufacturing and employee relations experience with the Kellogg Company, a Fortune 500 company. Before joining Tiedemann Globe in 2006, he also took on the additional responsibility of Union Steward.
An avid hiker and runner, he has hiked seven of the 14,000-foot mountains in Colorado. He has run numerous 10k's, two half marathons and is currently training for a half-distance triathalon.
Aaron Ames (Vice President, Chief Operating Officer)
Aaron Ames, Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, is responsible for increasing warehouse production and efficiency, supervising safety rules, regulations and training employees.
Ames, who joined Tiedemann Globe in 2004, also manages the production equipment and six employees in the maintenance department.
Ames’ other duties include OSHA compliance, designing training programs and videos and automobile sales.
A native of Sierra Vista, Arizona, Ames graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S.E. degree in Industrial Engineering and a B.A. in Spanish.
Passionate about physical fitness and competing in long distance races and other fitness challenges, Ames is currently a MBA candidate for Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Jessica Rodriguez (Vice President)
Ms. Rodriguez, who joined Tiedemann Globe in 2007, manages Tiedemann Globe’s accounting staff in Phoenix, Arizona and overseas.
Her responsibilities include overseeing the annual registrations for Tiedemann Globe and all charity and foundation work. She also establishes systems to ensure accurate accounting practices as the company expands.
Rodriguez completes quarterly financial statements, reconciles supplier and ledger accounts, works with vendors and is the company liaison to the accountant for all tax work. In addition, she is also tasked with automating, delegating, eliminating tasks and reducing company costs.
The Phoenix native has 11 years of professional experience in accounting. Rodriguez is currently completing her B.A. in accounting and will pursue her CPA designation in 2011.
She's been married to Cesar Rodriguez for eight years and together they have three children.
Erika Flores (Director, Phoenix Production & Quality)
Erika Flores, Director, Phoenix Production & Quality, joined Tiedemann Globe in 1998 as one of its original employees. Flores supervises the entire warehouse, including more than 180 employees and two shifts.
Her primary responsibility is ensuring production and quality in all areas of the company, including drivers, balers and sorters.
Flores has been a resident of Phoenix for 18 years.
Jeanne Johnson (Director of Operations)
Johnson is charged with expanding Tiedemann Globe's growth in the midwestern U.S.
Employed by PayPal Inc. from 2007 to 2012 as a Strategic Account Manager, Johnson managed 30 large merchant accounts using PayPal products and had close to 800 total accounts. She focused on client growth, including implementation of new products, global expansion and best practices for higher conversion.
Prior to working for PayPal, Johnson was a senior account manager for SITEL Corporation from 1994 to 2007. Johnson managed client relationships and programs for major accounts involving inbound/outbound, customer service, sales and back office functions. Born in Omaha, Johnson earned a BSBA degree in marketing from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She lives in Omaha with her husband, Tom and their two children, Alyssa and Jack.
Ty Fishkind (Vintage Director)
A native of Phoenix, Fishkind joined Tiedemann Globe as our Vintage Director in 2011. She is involved in everything vintage, including Raghouse.com, our online wholesale vintage and modern used clothing website.
Ty began her career in resale clothing with a successful resale chain in 1998. She managed stores in Phoenix, Tempe and two locations in San Diego, often traveling to other stores to help train and develop management teams. She left that company in 2006 to pursue a BA and later an MA in English Literature.
Fishkind thrives in this niche because she is passionate about clothing, old and new, and has an intimate understanding of the unique challenges of running a profitable, fashion forward clothing store that meets the needs of its shoppers. She says “our clients provide their communities with the modern brands and special vintage pieces they love to wear while keeping clothing out of landfills.” It’s an important job and Fishkind wants to help them do it.
Her interests include clothing, day trips with her daughter, literature, hiking, sewing, the Phoenix Suns, New Orleans jazz music and Nerd Nite, a monthly lecture series she hosts in downtown Phoenix in which experts give talks on the subject of their choice at a local pub. Past presenters include professors, politicians, music journalists and drag queens.
"I was a shopper at Tiedemann Globe for years before I got this job, and the nights before I came to pick I always had trouble sleeping - I was too excited about the thrill of the hunt. Now that I get to spend a lot of time in the warehouse, the novelty has not worn off. Every day I come to work excited about talking to our clients and finding the merchandise that will help them grow their businesses.