Finance & Insurance

DREW GRAHAM

MANAGING PARTNER, BALLAST POINT VENTURES, TAMPA

Graham co-founded Ballast Point Ventures in 2002 after six years at South Atlantic Venture Funds. Ballast Point typically invests between $5 million and $12 million in rapidly growing companies in Florida, Texas and the Southeast. It focuses on health care, software and consumer products businesses and has about $360 million under management.

Graham began his career with the merchant banking division of Morgan Stanley in New York and worked as a consultant at the Parthenon Group in Boston. He has a bachelor’s degree from Princeton and an MBA from Harvard.

He has served as chairman of the Tampa General Hospital Foundation, a member of the board of Tampa General Hospital and as a director of the state’s Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research.

Graham is a fan of Tom James, Raymond James’ former CEO, whom he calls a “true Renaissance man who has excelled in many different arenas while building an enormously successful business.”

Graham says he’s learned “the importance of building high-quality relationships with my colleagues. You spend so much time at work that you really should value and nurture those relationships. They make all the difference in the world when times are hard.”

Fabiola Brumley

Bank of America

Trevor Burgess

Neptune Flood

Kevin Burgoyne

Florida Venture Forum

Locke Burt

Security First Insurance

Timothy Cartwright

Fifth Avenue Family Office

David Chitester

Seedfunders

Scott M. Coble

Wells Fargo

John Corbett

Centerstate Bank

KERRY DUSTIN

FALLS RIVER GROUP

Mike Fernandez

MBF Healthcare Partners

Ray Ferrara

ProVise Management Group

John Forney

UPC Insurance

John Fumagalli

Northern Trust

Pat Geraghty

Guidewell and Florida Blue

Barry Gilway

Citizens Property Insurance

Jorge J. Gonzalez

City National Bank

Drew Graham

Ballast Point Ventures

Keith Hoskins

Navy FCU

Dennis S. Hudson III

Seacoast Banking

KEVIN JOHNSON

SUNCOAST CREDIT UNION

Guy King III

M.E. Wilson

Rodger Krouse

Sun Capital Partners

Marc Leder

Sun Capital Partners

INEZ LONG

BLACK BUSINESS INVESTMENT FUND FLORIDA

Ian Mackechnie

Amscot Financial

Harold Mills

VMD Ventures

Michael Myhre

Florida SBDC Network

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

Robert Ritchie

American Integrity Insurance

Gene Schaefer

Bank of America

Bruce Sherman

Miami Marlins

Rajinder Singh

BankUnited

THOMAS SITTEMA

CONVERSUS

BILL SMITH

CAPITAL CITY BANK GROUP

James Tate

Tate Capital

Gary Tice

First Florida Integrity Bank

Mario Trueba

First Horizon

Jeff Vinik

Tampa Bay Lightning

Tom Wallace

Florida Funders

Will Weatherford

Weatherford Capital

Bill West

Bank of Tampa