Marco Santana, the tech reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, is leaving the newspaper for a job with Neoware Studios, a business development studio in Oviedo. Marco joined the Orlando Sentinel from the Des Moines Register in October 2014 to cover technology and startups as well as defense and space. In this role he joined business reporter Paul Brinkmann who had recently replaced Richard Burnett. Brinkmann left the paper in 2018.
In his new role as Director of Marketing at Neware Studios, Marco will be writing stories about Neoware’s contribution to the evolving coworking space industry as they reimagine how coworking spaces contribute to and help grow an entrepreneurial and business community by providing resources that foster growth for startups and other small companies.
On leaving, Santana said: “In six years here, I have learned a lot and met some incredible people in technology. I have been honored to help tell the story of the tech community’s growth and evolution. So much so that I plan to continue to do so, albeit no longer under the Sentinel’s flag. I’ll have more details soon but for today I’ll say that I’m excited about my new opportunity. One of my most-read stories at the Sentinel was about Neoware Studios so I know there is interest out there in what we are building. I look forward to telling our story as best as I can. Also, my DMs are open on LinkedIn, Twitter and all other social media to anyone who wants to talk about how they can tell their own story better.”
Santana’s last day at the Orlando Sentinel was May 29. No replacement has been named.