Marty Puranik co-founded Atlantic.Net from his dorm room at the University of Florida in 1994. As CEO and President of Atlantic.Net, one of the first Internet Service Providers in America, Marty grew the company from a small ISP to a large regional player in the region, while observing America's regulatory environment limit competition and increase prices on consumers. To keep pace with a changing industry, over the years he has led Atlantic.Net through the acquisition of 16 Internet companies, tripling the company's revenues and establishing customer relationships in more than 100 countries. Providing cutting edge cloud hosting before the mainstream did, Atlantic.Net has expanded to seven data centers in three countries, with a fourth pending.
Marty’s leadership has been featured in stories in TechCrunch, Forbes, BusinessWeek, InformationWeek, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc. Magazine and more. He was a finalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and he was inducted into the University of Florida Alumni Hall of Fame. Under his leadership, Atlantic.Net was named to the Inc.500 for three years in a row and to the Florida 100 for four years in a row. Marty has supported myriad grassroot initiatives, including those found here:https://www.atlantic.net/about-us/.
Marty graduated from University of Florida with a degree in business with a concentration in computer science.