Founder and CEO, Marketopia
Terry Hedden's professional career started at the age of 14 when I followed the encouragement of his father to start his first venture. While enrolled full-time in college, Terry worked in sales for AT&T and as an IT consultant with EDS. After graduation from UF with a bachelor’s degree, he joined the Management Consulting practice of Ernst & Young LLP, now Cap Gemini, leading projects in IT Project Management, Post Merger Integration and ERP Implementations worldwide. He then moved to E.piphany, now Infor, as an executive in their Consulting organization leading CRM implementations for Fortune 100 firms before joining Lectra Systems as the CIO and Director of their North America and Caribbean Consulting Organization.
In 2003, Terry left Lectra to start Infinity Business Systems, later renamed Infinity Technology Solutions, a leading IT service provider with operations throughout Florida and Georgia. Infinity provided a complete technology offering for hundreds of businesses, including hardware and software solutions, outsourcing, Managed IT Services, Cloud Solutions, VoIP Telephony, website and software development services. Infinity received numerous awards, including recognition as a Best Place to Work in Florida, 7 time winner of Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 500/5000, a 5 time winner of the 50 Fastest Growing Firms in Tampa, 3 time winner of Best Computer Support organization in Tampa Bay, Orlando Chamber’s Most Outstanding Small Business and Greater Tampa Chamber’s Business of the Year. He led Infinity to successfully transforming a $24,500 investment into one of the nation’s fastest-growing and most successful Managed IT firms before selling Infinity to Zeno Office Solutions in 2012. Terry is currently the CEO of Marketopia. Marketopia has grown from 0 to 130 professionals in 6.5 years and has been ranked as one of the fastest-growing privately held firms in the USA three times according to Inc. Magazine ranking #232 at 2,040% 3-year growth rate.