Tom Rybak serves as Franklin Street’s Chief Information Officer, overseeing the company’s information technology operation and organization. He leads the coordination, decision making, and planning of the IT department as well as provides direction and support for IT solutions by working closely with company executives to identify and implement cost-effective technology solutions for Franklin Street.
Since joining the company, he designed and transferred Franklin Street to a new Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network, a high-performance telecommunications network delivering fast and seamless communication for employees. He migrated the company’s email to Office 365, saving thousands of dollars in hardware, licensing, and administration costs and was integral in replacing and updating Franklin Street’s telephone system, introducing a more robust and flexible Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) solution. He also developed and engaged the company’s Intranet, providing an outlet for internal employee communications in a cloud-based server environment with a disaster recovery solution. Currently, he is guiding the company through the integration of Franklin Street’s proprietary client relationship manager (CRM) platform, an internal collaborative communication tool.
With more than 10 years in the field, Mr. Rybak previously worked served as Senior Network Engineer for The Bank of Tampa, where he leveraged his knowledge of hardware, software, and web technologies in a variety of roles from help desk support to maintaining an electronic banking site with assets totaling more than $1 billion. In 2002, Mr. Rybak established a very successful technology news and review website. As the President and Chief Editor, Mr. Rybak and his staff covered a broad spectrum of computer hardware, software, industry analysis, and nearly all aspects of high-performance computing.
As a leader within Franklin Street, Mr. Rybak was named the company’s 2013 Corporate Employee of the Year, received the 2012 Biggest Impact award, and was named Outstanding Contributor in 2011 and 2012. He also volunteers for the Academy Prep Center of Tampa sitting on its Technology Committee.
Mr. Rybak graduated from Boston University's Computer Science and Information Technology careers program and holds several industry certifications.
Computer Science and Information Technology
Corporate Employee of the Year—Franklin Street, 2013
Biggest Impact—Franklin Street, 2012
Outstanding Contributor—Franklin Street, 2011 - 2012