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Tampa tech firm gets new CEO

The leadership change at Atlas Professional Services comes as the company founder takes on a role at its parent company.


  • By Louis Llovio
  • | 3:15 p.m. May 2, 2024
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A Tampa-based IT firm has named a new CEO as its founder steps away from the day-to-day operations of the company.

Atlas Professional Services says local tech executive Tony Martinez is taking the top job, replacing Greg Zolkos, who founded the company in 2006.

Tony Martinez
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According to a news release announcing the change, Zolkos has moved to Lyra Technology Group, a Chicago-based group of technology service businesses that operates independently which Atlas is a part of.

Martinez, 39, comes to Atlas after a stint as chief growth officer at the risk management software company SecurityStudio. According to his LinkedIn profile, he worked there from March 2022 until this month when he started working at Atlas.

Before SecurityStudio, he held leadership positions at MGT Consulting Group, CyberSequr and ISC2, the release says.

A native of Spain, he got a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida and an MBA from the Florida Institute of Technology. According to the statement, he also sits on the board of Goodwill-Suncoast and was on the City of Tampa's Hispanic Advisory Council under former Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn.

Greg Zolkos
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Atlas specializes in managed IT services, co-managed IT services and managed cybersecurity services. It has 45 employees and more than 170 clients across all industries, according to the release.

As for Zolkos, he moved to Lyra as Regional CEO South earlier this year. In that role, he oversees eight managed service providers including Atlas, where he will maintain an office. Atlas was a guest on the Business Observer's From the Corner Office podcast on leadership earlier this year.

 

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Louis Llovio

Louis Llovio is the deputy managing editor at the Business Observer. Before going to work at the Observer, the longtime business writer worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Maryland Daily Record and for the Baltimore Sun Media Group. He lives in Tampa.

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