Finance & Insurance

BRUCE SHERMAN

PRINCIPAL OWNER & CHAIRMAN, MIAMI MARLINS, MIAMI

An accounting major, Sherman began his career at a major accounting firm and worked there until 1979, when the Collier family hired him to manage the family’s money. He co-founded money management firm Private Capital Management and between 1985-1995 grew it to become the largest independent money manager in the Southeast, with nearly $35 billion under management for more than 7,000 clients around the world, according to Gulfshore Life magazine.

He sold the company for more than $1 billion, then got involved with a group led by Jeb Bush that was attempting to buy the Marlins. Bush eventually left the effort, and, with Derek Jeter in charge, Sherman continued as principal shareholder and chairman.

Born in New York, Sherman has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island and an MBA from the City University of New York. He has a lifelong interest in numismatics — coin collecting. His philanthropic work includes establishing the Sherman Prize, which gives awards to medical researchers investigating inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

GEORGE ACEVEDO

CHASE CONSUMER BANK

EDDY ARRIOLA

APOLLO BANK

Fabiola Brumley

Bank of America

Trevor Burgess

Neptune Flood

Kevin Burgoyne

Florida Venture Forum

Timothy Cartwright

Fifth Avenue Family Office

David Chitester

Seedfunders

Scott M. Coble

Wells Fargo

John Corbett

Centerstate Bank

KERRY C. DUSTIN

FALLS RIVER GROUP

V. RAYMOND FERRARA

ProVise Management Group

John Forney

UPC Insurance

JOHN D. FUMAGALLI

Northern Trust

Pat Geraghty

Guidewell and Florida Blue

Barry Gilway

Citizens Property Insurance

JORGE GONZALEZ

City National Bank

Drew Graham

Ballast Point Ventures

Keith Hoskins

Navy FCU

Dennis S. Hudson III

Seacoast Banking

KEVIN JOHNSON

SUNCOAST CREDIT UNION

Rodger Krouse

Sun Capital Partners

MARTY LANAHAN

IBERIABANK

MARC LEDER

Sun Capital Partners

INEZ LONG

BLACK BUSINESS INVESTMENT FUND FLORIDA

AGOSTINHO MACEDO

OCEAN BANK

DAVID MILLER

BRIGHTWAY INSURANCE

MICHAEL MILLER

BRIGHTWAY INSURANCE

Harold Mills

VMD Ventures

Gary Norcross

Fidelity National Information Services

Brian Philpot

AgAmerica Lending

Joy Randels

New Market Partners

Paul Reilly

Raymond James Financial

GARRETT RICHTER

First Florida Integrity Bank

BOB RITCHIE

American Integrity Insurance

Gene Schaefer

Bank of America

Bruce Sherman

Miami Marlins

THOMAS SITTEMA

CONVERSUS

BILL SMITH

CAPITAL CITY BANK GROUP

ADRIA STARKEY

FINEMARK NATIONAL BANK & TRUST

Gary Tice

First Florida Integrity Bank

Mario Trueba

First Horizon

Jeff Vinik

Tampa Bay Lightning

Tom Wallace

Florida Funders

Will Weatherford

Weatherford Capital

CHRISTINA “CINA” WELCH

FCCI INSURANCE GROUP

Bill West

Bank of Tampa

BRIAN WOLFBURG

VYSTAR CREDIT UNION