20 Random Questions with… Tony Siress (Zeta-Eta, Santa Clara ’87)

Editors Note: In our series “20 Random Questions with…”, we take a fun and interesting look at some of our most prominent alumni.  From men who contribute financially to the success of the organization, to others who volunteer their time to help our members across North America, we take this opportunity to spotlight the leaders of Sigma Pi.  

Tony Siress (Zeta-Eta, Santa Clara ’87) is a entrepreneurial and innovative executive who currently resides in Mountain View, CA.  Siress is currently involved with many business ventures, such as: Managing Partner at YOUservice, Co-Founder & CFO at Duende Restaurant, Founder at Peer Labs, and President at Siress AG Venture Capital / Consulting, among many others.  Siress is the most generous contributor to the Fraternity’s Educational Programming, and is the largest living donor to the Sigma Pi Educational Foundation.

  • What Chapter are you from? Zeta-Eta Chapter, Santa Clara University
  • What is your favorite song in the last five years? “Wild Horses” by Rolling Stones
  • What is your go-to karaoke song? “Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys” by Waylon Jennings with Willie Nelson
  • Apple or Android? Apple
  • Deep dish or New York style pizza? New York Style
  • Favorite sports team? San Francisco 49ers
  • Favorite quote? “A true friend is one who is willing to take the time.”
  • Do you have a hidden talent?  Nope!
  • How do you feel about socks with sandals? Horrible!
  • Last book you read? “American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History”
  • Favorite television show? American Horror Story
  • Favorite movie? The Matrix
  • Biggest pet peeve? Food in the sink waste catch
  • Favorite city to visit and why? Sydney, Australia. The People!
  • Favorite holiday and why? Halloween.  Kid’s costumes.
  • Do you use Social Media? If so, favorite platform (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc)?  Twitter – @Siress
  • Who’s your doppelgänger? I have no idea
  • Can you do any good impressions? I cannot
  • If you could meet any famous person dead or alive, who would it be? Howard Hughes
  • Favorite memory as a Sigma Pi volunteer or alumnus? Receiving the Founders’ Award