We are ATLAS
Seasoned professionals applying their experience for your success.
Michael I. Connolly
Founder and CEO – Atlas
Michael combines real world experience with today's best practices that drive sales and create shareholder value. He appreciates that the marketing transformation to digital has presented challenges and opportunities for clients. He's led, founded and exited several digital media companies; including the sale of ElderCarelink to QuinStreet. He started his career with leading global advertising agency Dancer Fitzgerald Sample where he worked on familiar accounts such as Wendy’s, Toyota, and several Proctor & Gamble brands. Prior to Atlas he worked for McKinsey & Company, American Express, and Trammell Crow where he led major strategic growth initiatives and operations turnarounds. Michael has spent the last 10 years in several CEO leadership roles in multi-unit franchising, financial services and healthcare industries (Great Clips, Jamba Juice, BuyerZone, ElderLife Financial Services and MarketBridge.) His passion is helping clients grow their business. He is leading the charge to bring Varsgen's patented "blockchain" technology to improve cybersecurity. Michael earned a Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College in History and a Masters of Business Administration with second year honors from Harvard Business School.
Helping clients make sense of the complicated world of online marketing.
Director of Marketing Services
Brent is the director of marketing services for Atlas. He makes sure client's goals are met. Brent has a background in the healthcare world, after two years with Urology Centers of Alabama, where he served as marketing coordinator. He earned his Bachelor of Communications, with a major in Advertising, from the University of Alabama.
Owner & Founder of VBI
With a well-rounded background in SAAS and cloud technologies covering a variety of industries from manufacturing to entertainment, Michael brings a rare combination of design, programming, strategic leadership, and management to help guide Atlas technologies down the necessary paths for success. From winning the Malcom Baldridge Award for Excellence to tracking down the latest usable technologies within software architecture, Michael’s skill set ensures Atlas’ vision for success is aligned with the right architecture and strategy for scalable growth by staying ahead of the curve, proper growth management, and risk aversion.
Owner & Principal of Out There Creative
Marketing is everywhere: it offers diverse job opportunities and its cutting edge is being redefined every day. For the last 20 years Allen has effectively marketed large corporations, small companies, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations. In a world of fast-paced media that ranges from television to Twitter, the demand for outstanding marketing professionals has never been stronger. Mr. Oakman sees the opportunity to provide services by implementing national sales plans; supervising a creative team with a focus on the clients needs and expectations.