Bill Varian, Assistant Metro Editor

Bill Varian

Assistant Metro Editor

Officially, I am the assistant metro editor/economy & growth. Feel free to just call me the business editor. I supervise a team of reporters who write about everything from real estate to retail and seek to explain how what happens behind the counter affects you in front of it. Before editing, I wrote about Hillsborough County government and politics for the Times after reporting gigs in Tallahassee, Augusta, Ga. and Burlington, N.C. I’m a fourth-generation newsman. In my off time, it’s a good day if I’m in my kayak, a redfish on the end of my line. At home, I’m known as Grand-Dude. Hit me at [email protected]

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Tampa Bay’s Top 100 workplaces

Tampa's Top 100 Workplaces 2019
A ranking of the best places to work in the region, according to their employees.

Top large workplaces in Tampa Bay

CHRIS URSO   |   TimesKnowBe4's Christian Sheedy, senior vice president of small business sales, works at his desk while a chicken noise maker is seen Thursday, March 21, 2019 in Clearwater. The company employs over 600 workers at offices around the world. Stu Sjouwerman, founder and CEO of KnowBe4, started the company in 2010.
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Top small workplaces in Tampa Bay

MONICA HERNDON   |   TimesRobert Frijouf, 8, and Elle Frijouf, 10, watch as Ryan Ibrahim, general manager, works the register at Yogurtology at 1202 S. Church Ave in Tampa, Florida, on March 18, 2019.
Competition for a spot on our list of small companies that rank as Top Workplaces is intense. These companies stood out.

Top midsize workplaces in Tampa Bay

OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times Ester Azeredo, 35, of Tampa works inside of at Transferwise, an international money transfer company that is located in the Ybor City neighborhood in Tampa, Florida on Monday, March 4, 2019.
These 30 companies scored high marks in our annual survey.