After building a career in commercial banking and financial services, Tony
Cortina is taking over The Cleaning Authority serving Eastern Monroe County
in New York.
Tony has a bachelor’s degree from Nazareth College of Rochester and
earned an MBA from St. John Fisher College. Most of his professional career
has been in banking and finance. “I worked as a sales manager and
senior consultant for multiple companies and helped coach sales teams
to collaboratively achieve their goals,” he said.
More recently, Tony began looking into running his own business using the
management and consulting skills he had previously mastered. “I
had been looking for a business to buy, but hadn’t explored many
concepts when I was introduced to The Cleaning Authority,” Tony
said. “Like many people, I didn’t think I’d get into
the residential cleaning business. The more time that I spent reviewing
the financials with the current franchisee from whom I was buying my territory,
the more I wanted to take the leap.”
Tony saw huge opportunity for success with The Cleaning Authority due to
the scalability and profitability of the business. The company also stood
out to him because of the little inventory, limited investment in fixed
assets, and recurring revenue. “With The Cleaning Authority, I’m
buying an enterprise, rather than a job. It can be as large or small and
as profitable as I make it because of the well-established infrastructure,”
Locally, Tony is on the Board of Directors of the Small Business Council
of Rochester and the It’s About Caring for Kids organizations. “We
work with families who have children that are being treated at Golisano
Children’s Hospital and provide financial support when parents need
to take time away from work to help their child,” Tony said.
As Tony takes over The Cleaning Authority of Rochester, he plans to hire
additional Professional Housecleaners, trainers, and inspectors to meet
the needs of their growing customer base.