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Business Observer Monday, May 11, 2020 1 week ago

IT firm taps board member for CEO role

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Tom York succeeds Barry Shevlin at Vology, a Clearwater-based IT services provider; Steve Torres has been named president.

CLEARWATER — Vology, a provider of managed IT, cloud and network security services, has named Tom York CEO and Steve Torres president. 

Steve Torres rejoined Vology in October 2019 and has been promoted to president. Courtesy photo.

York, according to a press release, had been serving as a board member at Clearwater-based Vology, while Torres was the firm’s COO and CFO from 2007 to 2016, during which time he helped grow revenues from $17 million to more than $175 million. Torres returned to Vology in October 2019. 

York, the release states, is a veteran IT services and support executive who enjoyed a decades-long career at IBM before leading a series of private equity-owned firms through turnarounds, transformations and reinventions. He takes over the CEO role from Barry Shevlin, a co-founder of Vology.  

"We are committed to becoming an employee-led company,” York states in the release. “While this is an exciting day for me and Steve, we have an impressive team supporting us, with a commitment to the employee experience. Vology has a strong technology services history, so we believe by focusing on the employee experience we will be able to better serve our clients.”

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