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Tampa Bay Tech Leaders Interviews

Source 1 Solutions, Robert Hessel - Full Stack Talent Tampa Bay Tech Leaders

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders: Robert Hessel, CEO at Source 1 Solutions

A few weeks ago, we spoke with one of our most down-to-earth leaders yet – Robert Hessel of Source 1 Solutions. We talked about his philanthropic efforts, his book, the company, tech as a whole, talent, and Tampa. — On Source 1 Solutions Matt Vaughn: For those unfamiliar with Source 1 Solutions, can you give…
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Revenue Management Solutions, John Oakes - Full Stack Talent Tampa Bay Tech Leaders

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders: John Oakes, CEO at Revenue Management Solutions

John Oakes, CEO at Revenue Management Solutions, took an hour of his day to meet with us in his beautiful Tampa office. We went over talent, Tampa, tech, his career, and more. — On his career Roxanne Williams: You are on year 16 with Revenue Management Solutions. Why have you stayed so long? John Oakes:…
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Grant Baxley, TeleVoIPS - Full Stack Talent Tampa Bay Tech Leaders

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders: TeleVoIPs CEO R. Grant Baxley, Named Technology Connector of the Year by Tampa Bay Tech

R. Grant Baxley founded TeleVoIPS in 2009, and the company has grown dramatically and earned a rock-solid reputation. We visited Grant in the beautiful TeleVoIPS office and got the scoop on the company, Grant’s career, the VoIP world, and our usual ‘Tampa, tech, and talent.’ — On TeleVoIPs Roxanne Williams: For those who aren’t super…
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Netwolves Mario Ricatti - Full Stack Talent Tampa Bay Tech Leaders

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders: Mario Ricatti on NetWolves’ Transition Into Healthcare IT

NetWolves has, over the course of 3 years, entrenched itself in the Healthcare industry. We spoke with Mario Ricatti and got to learn more about the company’s role in this new vertical. — On his career Roxanne Williams: Can you take us through the Cliff’s Notes of your career? Mario Ricatti: I started off in…
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Honeyfund, Sara Margulis - Full Stack Talent Tampa Bay Tech Leaders

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders: Sara Margulis of Honeyfund, The #1 Online Wedding Gift Registry

Sara Margulis, her husband and co-founder Josh, and their staff at Honeyfund have helped over half a million couples fund the honeymoon of their dreams. Not having covered this industry before, it was refreshing to get a look into how a wedding registry company leverages tech to make couples’ dreams come true. We went down…
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Anthony Quartararo, Spatial Networks - Full Stack Talent Tampa Bay Tech Leaders

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders: A Look Inside The GIS World With Anthony Quartararo, CEO Of Spatial Networks

We got to interview Anthony Quartararo of Spatial Networks, and got to talk about an industry we haven’t touched on yet: GIS. It was so refreshing to talk to a tech leader in Tampa that hires remote workers and offers such good benefits. We get why Spatial Networks made the 100 top workplaces list this…
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Michael Ferris, Abacode - Full Stack Talent Tampa Bay Tech Leaders

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders: Cybersecurity, Compliance, and a New Partnership with Tech Data – Michael Ferris at Abacode

Cybersecurity and everything it entails can get super complicated, super fast. Thankfully, we have great minds like Michael Ferris at Abacode to help us navigate that massively complex web! — On Abacode Cybersecurity’s partnership with Tech Data Roxanne Williams: Abacode is hot in the news right now due to the announcement of their partnership with…
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Marc Blumenthal, Florida Funders - Full Stack Talent Tampa Bay Tech Leaders

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders: A State Of The Union On Tech Capital with Marc Blumenthal of Florida Funders

Florida Funders has made a massive impact on the capital that flows through to Tampa’s startups. We’re eternally grateful to Marc and the rest of the Florida Funders team for bringing in accredited investors with different industry backgrounds into the fold. — On Tribridge Roxanne Williams: I was taking a look at your LinkedIn and…
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Full Stack Talent - Tech Leaders Reading List and Podcast Recommendations

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders Tech Reading List and Podcast Recommendations

One of the questions we love asking our Tech Leaders is if they have any book or podcast recommendations. This has allowed us to put together an amazing tech reading list, filled to the brim with what Tampa’s best entrepreneurs read and listen to. We hope this tech reading list will bring you ideas of…
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Brian Kornfeld, Synapse - Full Stack Talent Tampa Bay Tech Leaders

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders: 2 Hours With Tampa’s Rocket Scientist and Founder of Synapse, Brian Kornfeld

It’s a rare chance to speak with a rocket scientist, entrepreneur, and connector all at once – but Brian Kornfeld has done it all, and seen it all. We spent a good 2 hours with him, learning all about his career in Tampa, especially his work at Synapse and what comes next. — On his…
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James Gress, Accenture - Full Stack Talent Tampa Bay Tech Leaders

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders: Evangelizing DevOps Culture with James Gress at Accenture

As the first DevOps member at Accenture Tampa Advanced Technology Center, James Gress has built an amazing team. He spoke to us about an intensive DevOps training program he’s spearheading at Accenture in an effort to bring more talent to Tampa Bay, and about DevOpsDays, an event coming up in June. — On Accenture Matt…
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Kiki Roeder - Full Stack Talent Tampa Bay Tech Leaders

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders: Navigating Tampa’s Startup Ecosystem with Kiki Roeder

Kiki Roeder has been an active part of the Tampa startup community for the last few years. She has founded and exited two companies and is the Director of Women Who Code in Tampa. She shared her knowledge and wisdom with us in this interview. — Punctuate, by Kiki Roeder Roxanne Williams: I’d like for…
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Marvin Scaff Dear Doodles - Full Stack Talent Tampa Bay Tech Leaders

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders: Marvin Scaff – Why Tampa’s C-Suite Technologist Is Switching Gears From High-Tech To Social Issues

Marvin Scaff is undoubtedly an important part of Tampa’s tech ecosystem. He recently switched gears from mainly tech companies to a really cool kids show, Dear Doodles, focused on inclusivity. Marvin sat down for some drinks with us at The Independent, and we talked about Dear Doodles at length. We also touched on his career…
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Scott Conlon, MyArea Network - Full Stack Talent Tampa Bay Tech Leaders

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders: Connecting Local Communities – Scott Conlon of MyArea Network

Scott Conlon has been championing the local scene in Tampa for years now – even before he started MyArea Network. We’re so happy we got to speak with Scott about his takes on talent, tech, our wonderful city of Tampa, and how important connecting with your local community truly is. — On what MyArea Network…
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Samyr Qureshi, Knack - Full Stack Talent Tampa Bay Tech Leaders

Tampa Bay Tech Leaders: A deep dive into EdTech in Tampa with Knack’s CEO, Samyr Qureshi

Knack currently works out of the Tampa Bay WaVE. We went to see Samyr a couple weeks ago and had a great interview, deep-diving into the state of education, hiring tech talent, and maybe a little bit about Mario Kart. — On Knack Roxanne Williams: For our readers who don’t know what Knack is, can…
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