Tom Stanton

Tom Stanton

As former President of BrixTec, I am the classic example of a leader with an entrepreneurial spirit that took a risk for the American Dream, by starting my technology company with friend and business partner Rolland Lucas before graduating from college and passing up lucrative corporate positions being offered. In 2010 I took advantage of a merger with IT Authorities where I am employed full-time as their Sales Manager.

After graduating with a Computer Engineering degree from the University of South Florida in May, 2003, I decided to plant my roots in the Tampa Bay area, a long distance from my former home in Montana. I spent 7 years running BrixTec and growing in the Tampa Bay business community.

I am constantly learning and training. I am a regular student with Sandler Sales Institute in Clearwater and was a charter member of a group in The Renaissance Executive Forums. I am the treasurer of the (International Association of Microsoft Certified Partners) IAMCP Tampa Chapter and the President of YAD (Young Adult Division of the Jewish Federation). I assisted with planning the Internet Technology Summit 2011 in Tampa, FL.

I joined the Bay Area Advisors in 2011. We are a group of business professionals that put on the event Martinis for Moffitt on an annual basis. This past year we raised over $100,000 for APCC (Moffitt Cancer Center’s Advanced Prostate Cancer Collaborative). I am the chair for the event in 2012.
I was honored to be a member of the Tampa Bay Business Journals 30 under 30 Class of 2007 and a finalist for Tampa Bay CEO Magazine CEO of the Year in 2007. I was selected as one of Tampa Bay’s 100 most influential business leaders in 2009.
I am very active in the community and was involved with the New Tampa Rotary club from 2004 – 2010. I received the honor of Rotarian Rookie of the year, and since have served on the New Tampa Rotary Board of Directors for 3  consecutive years. I have served as Sergeant of Arms, Secretary and the International Service Director.
I served on the board of Weinberg Village an assisted living facility located on Jewish Community Campus. I have served two consecutive years on the Einstein on Food and Wine Festival for MOSI.
I have volunteered at the Joshua house, Mort Elementary School, Rotary Camp Florida and Freedom High School, as well as provide monetary support to different causes that the club supports. I have also been “arrested” for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and volunteered for Diploma-see through Junior Achievement.
I had the honor of serving on the board of the Friends of the New Tampa Library for 2 years and helped fund projects that were desperately needed.
Being actively involved in the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and Carrollwood Area Business Association has provided me with great friendships and business associates, as well as a greater understanding and awareness of the community I service.
I am a 3rd degree black belt in Goju Ryu Karate with the title of “Sensei”, instructor in urban hand to hand combat, orange belt in Tai Chi and 3rd level tactical knife fighter. I have trained in MMA including Brazilian Ju-Jitsu. I compete in 5k, 10k, triathlons, adventure races, and half marathons. I ran two marathons in 2010 and currently training for the Tough Mudder in December 2011. I am also currently learning French and the acoustic guitar.