Name: Zac Wallingford
Title: Network Advisor
Company: Atlantic Business Systems
“I credit Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy with teaching me important life lessons in persistence, hard work and dedication that carry over to my career today.”
For Zac Wallingford, being able to live and work in Melbourne is a true blessing. A 2005 graduate of Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, Wallingford studied sociology at Columbia University, then spent several years working for large corporations in Nashville, TN and Charlotte, N.C., before returning to the Space Coast in 2014.
Today, he serves as a network advisor for Atlantic Business Systems (ABS), which his father, Barry Wallingford, founded in 1994. He feels fortunate to have several family members in the area, as well as his new wife, Lauren, whom he wed in April of this year.
In his current role at ABS, Wallingford acts as an account manager and “product champion” of the Managed IT division, assessing how organizations conduct business on a day-to-day basis, and advising them on ways to increase their efficiency by leveraging technology, such as IT, office equipment, document management, and more. The company is dedicated to growing its market share along the Space Coast and Treasure Coast with emphasis on its Managed IT offerings.
Over the years, Wallingford has remained loyal to his alma mater, Holy Trinity, both personally and professionally. The school is not only an ABS client, but it’s also the place Wallingford credits with teaching him important life lessons in persistence, hard work and dedication that carry over into his career today. During his years at Holy Trinity, Wallingford played football and baseball, and founded the school’s chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which remains active today.
“I was fortunate to live in a lot of great cities during and after college,” Wallingford said, “but returning to Melbourne allowed me the opportunity to get back to the warm weather, my family, my friends, and to be a part of the continued growth of our family business.”