Biz Owners Ed | 03/11/2020

Tony Hartl founded Planet Tan in 1995 with three locations. In 2008 he sold Planet Tan with 17 locations and 160 employees. Tony Hartl is the CEO of PAH Capital. In addition to his contributions to the community, Tony has a passion for mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs. He currently sits on the board of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), an organization dedicated to helping young people from low-income communities build skills and unlock their entrepreneurial creativities. Additionally, Tony has been a guest lecturer at The Caruth Institute of Entrepreneurship at SMU’s Cox Business School. His achievements have been published in numerous well-known print media, including Inc. Magazine, Fortune Small Business and The Dallas Morning News.

Tony built one of the most well known tanning salon franchises, Planet Tan. With 160 employees and 17 locations, he sold his company after building an incredible culture and team around him. He now talks about his current ventures and what it takes to build an outstanding company culture.