Management Team

Andrew Lutts

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

As founder of Net Atlantic in 1995, Andy is responsible for the vision and strategy of the company. A pioneer in the fields of web hosting and email marketing, Net Atlantic has thrived under Andy's leadership to become one of the nation's premier Email Service Providers.

Prior to Net Atlantic, Andy served as the Vice President of Cabot Money Management, where he managed the IT efforts and Internet based transactions with financial institutions. Andy helped grow the company to more than ten times its size in just eight years. Before that Andy worked in sales and marketing for a California crystal manufacturing company, working in new product development and product launches.

Andy received his bachelor's degree in professional writing from Carnegie Mellon University. He currently serves as a Board Member of the following: North Shore Technology Council, the Enterprise Center at Salem State College and the Samaritan Society. He is also active at: Beverly Cooperative Bank, Salem Chamber of Commerce, and the Association for the Spirit at Work.

Geoffrey Besse

Chief Financial Officer

Geoff directs all the finance and administration operations of the company. Geoff has comprehensive, progressive experience in all financial operations and disciplines including, treasury, finance, general accounting, tax, contract management and (for government contractors) compliance with governmental requirements. His career has spanned for profit entities both public and private, and he has exercised leadership in start-up, turnaround and continuing-operation environments.

Geoff has served in diverse financial management positions, mostly with professional services firms for many years. He has held senior management positions with Putnam, Hayes & Bartlett, Stone & Webster Engineering, C-Systems, Metcalf & Eddy and Abt Associates.

Geoff holds a B.S. in Accounting from Bentley University.

Wesley Owen

VP Technology & Strategy

Focusing on technology and vendor relationships, Wes has responsibility to look for emerging technologies and in staying abreast of industry trends. He joined Net Atlantic in 1996. Wes is active in several industry groups and associations, and holds both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in computer science from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. He is a member of the Association of Computer Machinery.

Gary Whear

Director of Sales

As Director of Sales, Gary's role is to continuously build and strategically help posture Net Atlantic's Sales opportunities in alliance with its growing business Partnerships and the Corporate Plan. A results driven executive, his innovative and engaging management style is playing a vital role in helping to shape Net Atlantic's ongoing market and business initiatives.

In the last 27+ years, and prior to joining Net Atlantic, Gary has held senior-level positions with a number of technology-based companies in the New England area, including BusinessLand, Pitney Bowes, Robert Half, RetroFit, StaffMark and The Professional Alterntive.

Gary holds a Bachelor's degree from Babson College.

Tara Kelley

Marketing Manager

Tara's focus, as Marketing Manager for Net Atlantic, is on the development and execution of overall marketing strategy initiatives to help drive company sales growth and promote brand recognition. She brings over 15 years of successful marketing, design, and project management background to the Net Atlantic team. From 2001-2013 she advanced in her career from Associate to Marketing Manager in the communications department for a behavioral assessment tool company.

In addition to her professional career, Tara is an active volunteer in multiple non-profit roles as well. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications: Focus in Advertising, with a minor in Marketing from Iona College. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and is a past Iona College Advertising Club President.