We are ATLAS
Seasoned professionals applying their experience for your success.
Michael I. Connolly
Founder and CEO – Atlas
Helping clients make sense of the complicated world of online marketing.
Director of Marketing Services
Entrepreneur In Residence at Economic Development Partnership of Alabama
Technology & Life Sciences Practice Leader at Warren Averett LLC
Owner & Founder of VBI
Owner & Principal of Out There Creative
Experience. Wisdom. Trusted Advisors
DAVID SILVERDavid is a serial digital media entrepreneur and experienced angel investor having co-founded MedTrackAlert, an online health information company that he sold in 2008 to The Health Central Network. He is also the Co Founder of Athena East, an online publishing and social media services company. In his current capacity as Managing Partner of Athena East he is responsible for leading all business development, product development and strategy engagement offerings. Prior to Athena East, David was responsible for financing and business development at TechRepublic that was sold to Gartner Group that subsequently sold it to CNET Networks. Prior to TechRepublic, David was an investment-banking analyst in the Corporate Finance Department at FAC/Equities. David is currently CEO of Choice Medical.
ZANE TARENCEZane Tarence, Managing Director of Founders Investment Banking’s Internet and Digital Media Practice, is an experienced investment banker, entrepreneur and recognized expert on the growth and monetization of digital media, internet technology and software companies. Over the past 15 years, Zane has led and completed more than 75 technology deals, including facilitating one of the largest sales of a single-person blog in the world.Zane has more than 24 years of experience as an operator, investor and deal maker in the technology arena, and he independently and successfully created and sold two technology businesses to publicly-traded companies. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Zane worked at IBM.
JAMIE HUTCHINSONJamie Hutchinson is a partner in Goodwin Proctor’s Business Law Department and a member its Private Equity and Technology Companies Groups. Mr. Hutchinson also serves on the firm’s Executive Committee. He practices in the areas of corporate, securities and private equity transactional law, primarily on behalf of private investment funds and their portfolio companies. Mr. Hutchinson is a key contributor to the Goodwin Procter Founder’s Workbench, an online resource for start-ups, emerging companies and the entrepreneurial community. He joined Goodwin Procter in 2006.
TIM FUREYTim Furey is the Founder and CEO of MarketBridge. Under his leadership, MarketBridge has become a leading provider of technology-enabled B2B marketing and sales performance improvement solutions and services. Mr. Furey led the transformative expansion of MarketBridge from thought-leading, multi-channel consulting firm to a leading provider of end-to-end digital marketing and sales enablement solutions. MarketBridge clients include leading firms in industries such as software (Microsoft, SAP, salesforce.com), hardware (HP, Dell, NetApp), communications (British Telecom, Verizon, Avaya), financial services (Mastercard, HSBC, American Express), and health care (GE, Merck, Humana). Tim serves on the Board of Directors of Skyworks Solutions (Nasdaq:SWKS), a leading semiconductor manufacturer of wireless telephony applications. Tim earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics, cum laude, from Harvard University and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
JOHN BURDETT – CEO FastSlow MotionJohn's passion is to help entrepreneurs and business owners design and implement digital architectures to increase their sales and reduce their expenses. His expertise helps Atlas clients implement SaaS tools effectively like CRM systems – SFDC – or Marketing Automation systems like Marketo or HubSpot. He has had 3 successful exits in the digital media space.
DOUG LENNICKDoug Lennick is CEO and co-founder of think2perform. He is legendary for his innovative approaches to developing high performance in individuals and organizations and is an expert at developing practical applications of the art and science of human behavior, financial and otherwise.
Before founding think2perform, Doug, a certified financial planner (CFP), was Executive Vice President – Advice and Retail Distribution for American Express Financial Advisors (now Ameriprise Financial). In that capacity he led an organization of 17,000 field and corporate associates to unprecedented success.