Atlas founder and CEO Tom Urtis is a Microsoft Office developer and programmer with over 30 years of business management experience. Tom has earned an outstanding reputation for his customer service, industry knowledge and ability to work with a diverse, international clientele. Microsoft has recognized Tom with the Most Valuable Professional award for Excel every year since 2008.
In 2000, Tom founded Atlas Programming Management, a San Francisco-based business solutions company specializing in Excel, VBA, and API. Tom also authored the Excel VBA 24-Hour Trainer books and their 4 dozen instructional videos. Tom also co-authored “Don’t Fear the Spreadsheet” and “Holy Macro! It’s 2,500 Excel VBA Examples!”. Tom is a freelance technical editor and consultant for Excel books and training materials. Tom is an Excel instructor and active contributor to forums in the Excel community.
A native of New York, Tom graduated from Michigan State University and now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. Tom is an avid sports fan, a collector of rare sports memorabilia, and enjoys the Bay Area’s rich diversity of outdoor and cultural opportunities.