102: Tomas Santos – Alejandro – From a small startup firm turned an idea into a successful growing business
In today’s episode we want to feature a newly minted 8a company that is doing things the right way.
Tomas Santos – Alejandro, CEO, Founder and Principal Engineer of Advent services of Florida began his roots in Mayaguez Puerto Rico. Advent Services empowers federal, state, local and private sector clients and partners to solve problems, manage risk and advance their corporate objectives. Certified 8(a), HUBZone and SDVOSB.
After working as a software engineer he founded a company that was eventually purchased by a tribal firm where became the manager for a firm that he once owned. The silver lining of the story is that during that stint of working for a large native corporation he learned how to grow and scale a business. After leaving the company he set his sights on bigger targets which eventually led him to creating Advent Services.
Funny thing is that when our resource specialist Erika set up this interview with Tomas he already met me in person 2 years prior. We knew each other from a NPS event in Orlando Florida that we both attended. The point I’m making is that if you keep showing up eventually the dots will start connecting.
Be prepared to hear the journey of how a small startup IT firm turned an idea into a successful growing business.
I want to welcome our next Giant, Tomas Santos Alejandro.