Company

A Look Inside

The leadership at Relus is committed to Creating Options in IT. We are united in our effort to offer products and services that are designed to help IT organizations maximize the life of their current-state IT environment, while at  the same time empowering and enabling them to realize the many benefits of platform, infrastructure and applications as a service.

Leveraging many years of experience in multiple fields of technology has allowed the executives of Relus to put together a message that is relevant and timely for today’s technology leaders. We help extend the life of existing environments while planning for the future by focusing on three main areas: Infrastructure, Cloud and People.

From the start, Relus Technologies was founded on three basic principles: 1) Be Focused on the Customer 2) Be the best place to work 3) Be charitable. We understand that if we can stick to our principles and deliver an incredible customer experience while keeping our employees happy and motivated, we will be profitable.

Our mindset is to support our employees with an environment that allows them to learn, grow and thrive. We give our employees the chance to do meaningful work, not only for our clients, but for their colleagues, themselves and for their community as a whole.

The Leadership Team

The Relus leadership team has nearly a century of combined experience in information technology services and solutions.

Mark Metz, Chief Executive Officer
Mark is a serial entrepreneur that has founded three (3) $100 million technology companies in the Atlanta area. Currently, Mark is the CEO and co-founder of Relus Technologies, a company focused on driving value for its customers in the areas of Cloud Enablement, Datacenter Hardware, and IT Staffing. In 2014, Relus was voted one of Atlanta’s Best Places to Work by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and one of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Most Promising Solution Providers by CIO Review Magazine. He continues to be a leader in the Atlanta business community and is a long-standing supporter of the Technology Association of Georgia. Mark is a married father of two and an ardent supporter of the Robert D. Fowler Family YMCA where he also leads the masters swim class as well as early morning cross fit most days of the week.
Scott Luce, Chief Operating Officer
With over 25 years in the management industry, Scott Luce comes to Relus Technologies as the Chief Operating Officer. After beginning his career at Solarcom as the Business Development Manager for eighteen years, Scott later become the Director of Sales at Canvas Systems in 2002. In his eleven years with the company, Scott helped expand his business which ultimately grew to become a $100 million company. His extensive business and management experience and his success with those companies make Scott an invaluable team member of Relus Technologies.
Michael Campbell, Vice President of Sales
With a BBA degree in Marketing from the University of Georgia, Michael began his career selling cable advertising for Cox Media in D.C. After a few years, he and his main squeeze moved back to Atlanta where he has worked for two of the biggest IT resellers in Atlanta, while consistently blowing out his quotas by successfully leveraging both direct and indirect delivery channels to maximize his customers’ IT budgets. He is constantly maximizing the potential of the sales teams he leads by sharing with them the principles that have helped shape his highly successful sales career. He and his college sweetheart has two wonderful children who he showers with love when he’s not watching ESPN or reading science fiction novels.
Matt Whitney, Director of Cloud

Matt Whitney comes with 10 years of account management experience in the IT industry. Prior to joining Relus Technologies, Whitney worked with Cisco Systems where he was recognized for his excellence in sales execution and organizational leadership by being awarded the highly coveted Chairman’s Club Award. The recognition is awarded only to the top tier of Cisco Systems’ global sales force.

Following his success at Cisco Systems, Whitney spearheaded the charge into the Cloud with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and has quickly solidified himself as a leader in Cloud Computing.

Jay Duff, Director of Big Data

As the resident CIO and Big Data Specialist, Jay joined Relus with an abundance of real world IT experience. Jay started off as a plant engineer at General Motors and eventually worked his way from electrical engineering into a variety of IT roles supporting application, infrastructure and operations teams. Prior to Relus, Jay was CIO of L2C, Inc. where he quickly organized disparate data sources around a central data dictionary to be used across multiple vendors, customers, and predictive models using Avro and RDBMS. After L2C’s acquisition by TransUnion in 2014, Jay chose to remain in Atlanta rather than take a corporate relocation. Jay is an experienced technology leader adept at unlocking the value of data and analytics using Big Data Technologies on local infrastructure and cloud (Amazon AWS) platforms. With extensive hands on experience mining and analyzing structured and unstructured data, Jay has built predictive modeling and constructed social networks in organizations of all shapes and sizes. Jay is an avid outdoor enthusiast and loves supporting all things ATL. You can usually find him walking or riding a bike on the beltline.


Community Outreach

Usually, business leaders believe increasing revenues enable a company to give back to the community and become a great place to work.

We have chosen to flip this thinking. Helping our community has become an integral part of our Relus core values. At Relus Technologies, we take every opportunity to involve ourselves in outreach programs and volunteer initiatives all throughout the city of Atlanta.