Tony Fox, Esquire, President of ADF Capital, Ltd., was educated at the University of Colorado, Honors Program, BA cum laude in philosophy, and at DePaul University where he recieved his JD/MBA degrees. He is a licensed lawyer and real estate broker. He founded ADF Capital in 1999 and now owns and operates five neighborhood shopping centers, each about 20,000 square feet. Within one of them, Tony developed and now operates a movie theater, the New 400 Theater, named "best bar in a movie theater in Chicago" by the Chicago Reader, and the "best cheap movie theater in Chicago" by TimeOut Chicago. He is currently developing a movie theater/cafe in Hyde Park, which he will operate in partnership with the University of Chicago. Tony has dedicated much of his life working in public service. First, as a clerk at the United States Department of Justice; second, as a prosecutor at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office; and third, as a zoning commissioner for the City of Evanston Zoning Board of Appeals. Currently, Tony is serving as a Chicago Commissioner, Sheridan Devon Special Services Area. In his free time, Tony competes regularly in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournaments. He is a Purple Belt and a prior Chicago Open Champ. He lives in Evanston with his wife, Wendy and his two sons, Izzy and Charlie.
Susan Casty was educated at Simmons College, Boston, with a double major BA in communications/advertising & philosophy. She earned her JD at DePaul University College of Law. Susan has worked in the fields of advertising, public relations, theater, law, music and real estate sales/marketing. She currently manages ADF Capital's properties and is developing the new Harper Theater in Hyde Park, scheduled to open December 2012. Susan lives in the Logan Square/Avondale neighborhood. Her daughter Lauren is Assistant Principal at Pritzker College Prep/Noble Street Charter Schools in Chicago, and her son Jordan, a singer/songwriter/guitarist, is now a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston and headed out on tour.