Second Concepta Executive Makes OBJ’s “40 Under 40”
Orlando is as much a business town as a travel destination. It draws dreamers and innovators, entrepreneurs who want to bring the whole community with them as they rise. Every year, the Orlando Business Journal recognizes some of the best and brightest Orlando has to offer with their “40 Under 40” most influential business leaders. Concepta is proud to announce our own CEO Leo Farias has made the list for 2018. Farias is the second Concepta executive to be recognized by the Orlando Business Journal. Former CEO Humberto Farias, who has moved to a chairman role at the company, was honored in 2016. Leo Farias is also the CTO and Co-founder at FanHero. His background is in business, with an MPS in Business of Art & Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art. His impact is felt far beyond the boardroom, though. Farias uses his 18-plus years of technology experience to support community digital transformation efforts. His client list stretches from government agencies like FEMA to commercial giants like Disney (and everywhere in between). Also, under his leadership Concepta will be partnering with e-corp Clean The World this year to automate their growing operations. Among his colleagues Farias is known for his dedication to being a transformational CIO. He views technology as part of a larger business picture. “It’s not enough to just build someone a dashboard or an app. You have to design a system that’s going to support their business goals moving forward,” he says of this approach. “Technology should never be in the way- it should be on the way to higher productivity and profitability.” The Orlando Business Journal will present Leo Farias and his fellow “40 Under 40” honorees with their awards at the 40 Under 40 Award Ceremony. The event is planned for November 8th, 2018, at Mango’s Tropical Cafe.