Marty Puranik – President and CEO
Manoj “Marty” Puranik is founder, president and CEO of Atlantic.Net, a profitable and growing Hosting Solutions Provider in Orlando. In 1994 Marty and a classmate founded Atlantic.Net from their dorm rooms at the University of Florida. Operating under the name ICC Computers, they quickly developed a reputation for quality and service and in 1995 launched one of the first commercial Internet services in North Florida. In 1996, ICC ceased retail operations to focus solely on Internet connectivity. Under Marty’s leadership Atlantic.Net became one of Florida’s largest privately-owned ISPs, providing Internet access in cities and small towns throughout Florida and the southeastern United States. As legislation began making it more difficult for smaller ISPs to exist, Marty began redirecting the company. In 2002, Atlantic.Net bought a 25,000-square-foot Data Center in Orlando with the goal of protecting businesses with an online presence from data loss or downtime. Today the Data Center is profitable, growing, and debt-free. Marty’s strengths as a leader and visionary have helped him lead a successful business for 17 years, even through the dot.com bust. Atlantic.Net thrives thanks to Marty’s strategic acumen, technical prowess and his valuable, old-fashioned habits of thrift, modesty and discipline.
Josh Simon – Director of Data Center Services
Josh Simon joined our team in July 2000 as a Product Manager. He currently holds the position of Director of Data Center Services. He reports directly to the CEO and contributes to our growth by managing and introducing new and exciting products and also assisting with marketing. He enjoys working with the team and helping grow our business.
Bob Bates, CPA – Controller
Bob Bates has 30 years of experience in finance. He is currently serving as a Controller at Atlantic.Net.
Adnan Raja – Director of Business Development
Adnan Raja joined Atlantic.Net in December 2000 as a Product Manager. He currently holds the position of Director of Business Development. Adnan contributes to the growth of Atlantic.Net by branding and leveraging our product offerings with Web and new online and social media marketing. With over 10 years of experience in marketing, business strategy, and effective strategic partnerships and alliances, he has successfully launched and managed products from concept to marketing to profitable campaigns. His approach to business development is innovative and active, and he is always looking for pioneering strategies to grow the business via novel partnerships and revenue opportunities.
Brett Haines – Director of Operations
Brett Haines came to Atlantic.Net in July 2008 as a Facilities Engineer. He currently is the Director of Operations at Atlantic.Net with a focus on Facilities, Customer Support, and supporting Research and Development. Brett reports directly to the CEO. Together, they work hand in hand to realize the ideas of Atlantic.Net’s Research and Development department and usher these products to the Sales and Support departments.